New Years Resolutions

I always hate it when people make New Years Resolutions that are unrealistic. Not just unrealistic, but not in their nature. It's been proven that we do what is in our nature (thank you Plato). So if you are the kind of person who hates getting up in the morning, why in the world would you make a resolution to wake up earlier to go to the gym? If you want to go to the gym that badly, make your resolution to go after work/in the evening. There is much more of a chance of you doing it. Instead of making a resolution to lose 5 pounds, make one to eat edamame 3 times a week (if you like edamame of course). It is a healthier choice than chips so it will still work towards your ultimate goal of losing weight, but it's something you are actually likely to do.

Personally I think NYRs are difficult. I get bored easily so sticking to something for an entire year isn't quite in my nature. Last year, in light of that fact, I made my resolution to visit/experience the things in DC that I should have already experienced after living here for 4 years.

During this past year I finally visited the National Cathedral, the Mormon Temple, The Portrait Gallery, The Waterfront down in SW and I have purchased my ticket to visit the Newseum. While this does not nearly cover all the places I still want to go, it is quite a good start and satisfies my NYR. I really liked it because it made me go out and about in the city to experience its splendor instead of just being a sheltered little college student in NW.

I'm not sure what I'm going to resolve to do for 2011 yet. Any ideas?


  1. My new year's resolution is to stop sounding like an idiot when I talk. More specifically, I want to cut the word "like" completely out of my vocabulary unless I'm using it to describe how much I enjoy something. As someone who loves words, I really have stopped being able to express myself verbally without sounding like a drunk 14 year old.

  2. i like totally agree that i should stop saying "like". It's going to be like hard, but like, it's getting rediculous.

    In all seriousness I so agree with this comment (for me). Having "likes" slip out in the workplace makes me feel younger than I already am viewed by my co-workers... this would be a great resolution!