Every New Year’s Day, you have a unique opportunity to really make some changes that are long overdo in your life. Whether it was your decision to become more active, your choice to avoid alcohol during the week, or your dedication to read books every day, you are overjoyed with the concept of starting over. Of course, that was last year.

Now, almost a full month into the New Year, you find there are some New Year’s resolutions you have already failed to keep. But, don’t get too down on yourself because almost everyone else failed too! With that in mind, here are 10 different New Year’s resolutions that have already failed.

1.  Give Up Alcohol, Cigarettes, or Other Vice

If you haven’t already, its time to face it. None of these things are really good for your health and longevity. You have every right to enjoy these vices and you have done so for some time now. Despite that, you noticed that your health is not what it used to be, so you decided to give them up. How is that one working for you?

2. Eat Healthier Foods

Eating better foods is great in theory, but what would life really be like without all those delicious unhealthy meals? Just be honest; no one succeeds at this one (bacon).

3. Get More Exercise

So you noticed the scale says you are a bit heavier this year? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to make a change! Keeping this in mind, you decided to exercise more, but here you are with February rolling up and you still haven’t even opened up that new dumbbell set you got for Christmas (Siri: put exercise on my schedule tomorrow at 7 a.m.).

4. Start Saving Money

Another one of those things you really need to change, but for some reason you just can’t seem to start, saving money. It is always a good idea. You thought about cutting out your Starbucks coffee every day, but after going 24 hours without that cup of crack you almost murdered your significant other. Maybe when you get a raise you can start?

5. Read More Books

With a new year, you figured it would be best to reignite your passion for reading and make sure you got through at least one book a week. Well, you’re already about a month in and how many books have you plowed through (man I suck at keeping my resolutions)?

6. Keep Your House Cleaner

You walk into your bedroom and feel like you might get swallowed whole. While you make excuses that it is an “organized mess” the truth is it is just a mess. Maybe if you got your house cleaned you could focus more on getting these other things done. Oh, but wait, you’re late for that dinner meeting!

7. Become More Punctual

You can joke about it all you want, but really, being late isn’t a laughing matter. You are a jerk, hands down. But, not this year, not anymore. Instead, you decided you would be more punctual. And yet, you fell short again (Okay, I still have 20 minutes to get this finished up).

8. Be More Social

As the year came to a close, you looked back and realized you really didn’t spend enough time hanging out with friends and family, or meeting new people. As your New Year’s resolution maybe you decided to change that. Or, maybe you are still just sitting at home browsing all your social media feeds and imaging what it would be like. Just because you failed in January, doesn’t mean you can’t get started now (Siri: remind me to be more social after this).

9. Improve Mental Focus

If you are wasting your time on this article, it is probably safe to assume you have failed on this one as well. Improving mental focus is great, but you might want to start by cutting down your time aimlessly scrolling through Facebook (Wait… What was I writing about again?).

10. Stop Procrastinating

There’s a reason this one is last on the list. Procrastination is such an easy habit to slip into and once you are sucked in by the sweet allure of putting things off “just one more day” you have a hard time getting out. It’s like a drug you can’t let go and even with a “new start” thanks to your 2016 success plan, this is just one crutch you can’t give up (I would know. I just finished this article up moments before it was due).


What New Year’s resolutions did you make this year? Have you actually kept up with any of them? Share your accomplishments below, or let us know where you fell short.

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Joseph Macolino
Joseph Macolino
When Joseph is not writing for his Evorath fantasy series, he tries to spend time honing his physical prowess to one day become the Punisher. Most of the time, he just ends up perfecting the art of procrastination by watching Netflix, reading other good fantasy books, or playing some mindless game. Follow him at Evorath