“This year, I’m making my New Year’s resolution one that I can actually achieve,” I say each December, when I sit down to think about all the things in my life that need fixing and changing. Nothing like telling yourself this is finally the year you’ll lose the weight, read the Bible front to back, and organize all the things…for the sixth year in a row.
I know you have a Pinterest board pinned with tons of resolutions that you’ll do one day before you die, but how likely are you to really get down to business and complete them? This year, I decided to aim low and see what I can achieve. Celebrate the small victories, right?
Here’s a list of my perfectly achievable resolutions. Want to join?
- Go to the gym once
- Remember to write the new year correctly
- Cross off “Don’t die” from my last year’s resolutions list
- Open the cereal bag without ripping it and spilling the cereal
- Finish the shampoo and conditioner at the same time (this might actually be impossible)
- Keep a house plant alive until March
- Use a gif in at least 2 text conversations every day
- Truly believe that donuts have no calories
- Look at my bank balance even when I don’t want to
- Love myself like Kanye loves Kanye (this might also actually be impossible)
- Be less perfect
- Incorporate “It’s a no from me, dawg” into at least one conversation a day (because we need to learn how to say no more, am I right?)
- Lay on my side while I look at my phone in bed so I don’t drop it on my face
- Stop chewing my ice
- Wear all the clothes from the pile of clean laundry I never folded
- Think of a password other than “password”
- Keep a safe amount of space when driving behind a police car
- Make a second PB&J sandwich with that knife I put by the sink in case I wanted to make another one
- Learn how to work the ceiling fans in my house without just pulling all the cords until what I want to happen, happens
- Listen to Taylor Swift’s new album
Okay, let’s be real. That last one is never getting checked off the list. But I have a good feeling the other 19 are definitely possible. We’re only a few days into the new year, and I already feel happier (and less hangry)! And good news—I think I’ll be able to check off resolution #3.
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