At the end of each year, people are either stoked to accomplish those new year resolutions or they complain because “you can change at any time, why wait until the new year?” It’s a nice sentiment and all, but from my experience, it’s mostly talk.
I’m the type to casually make new year’s resolutions and then not follow through with them…until right now. (It also works out that my birthday is on Saturday, so it technically is a new year for me).
Since I never do this, and I have never seen anyone do this, I thought it would be a cool idea to check in on the resolutions I made at the start of this year and see how much I have accomplished. I’ll explain each one, and then give it a check-in rating on a scale of 1-10 (1 being not very accomplished to 10, have completed).
#1. Read at least nine books
It’s specifically nine because it’s one more than I read last year. Currently, I’ve read five. Check-in rating: 6/10
#2. Communicate with friends and family more
I am a huge introvert and also incredibly shy, so it’s hard for me to open up to people. It’s better now, but there is definitely room for improvement. Check-in rating: 4/10
#3. Transfer to a four-year
This one is pretty self explanatory and I think I just put it down because I wanted to be able to check something off by the end of the year. Currently, I have submitted the application. Check-in rating: 5/10.
#4. Write!!!! (Literally anything)
For someone who prides themselves on being a writer and wants to succeed in writing, I don’t write that much. However, this blog is a step in the right direction. Check-in rating: 4/10
#5. Track personal growth and get to know myself
I created this when I was still bullet journaling and had this pretty chart that would remind of the areas I wanted to improve. I ranked “personal development” a 3/10 and I don’t think it’s changed that much since January. Check-in rating: 1.5/10 (the .5 is for sympathy)
In all honesty, I’m kind of surprised that I’ve stuck to my new year’s resolutions this much. Wait a minute, do these things actually work? Let’s test this theory and add on a few more to accomplish by 2018.
- Read fifteen books (including the five I have read)
- Try reading not-YA books (I love YA, but I gotta expand my collection)
- Have a routine/schedule for this blog
- Learn how to cook three basic meals
- Enjoy nature more i.e, leave the house every once and awhile
That’s where my list ends. Did you make new year’s resolutions for this year and how have you done so far? If you don’t make resolutions, why not? Let me know!