Why do we make resolutions?

Hello everyone!

Happy New Year to you all! I can't believe it's 2016 already! That year just flew. 

One thing I notice about every new year, is people saying the same thing: 'New Year, New Me!' And do those people change as the year goes on? Possibly. But for the majority, no they don't. They make this statement and continue to act like they did the year before. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, I just don't understand why people would make this promise to themselves and not keep it.

The tradition for making New Year's Resolutions started sometime when the Romans were still hanging around. And we still continue to make resolutions to this day. Every year, I make the same ones: Eat healthy, exercise more and just be a generally better person. However, every year I fail. So I make the same ones over and over again. I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this.
What I don't understand is, why do we make such goals and not follow through with them? I, for one, make the plans of eating healthier and exercising more while sitting on the couch in my pyjamas eating a box of Celebrations. AND I AM CURRENTLY DOING THAT AS I TYPE THIS! I might go a week or two eating healthy, but then I go back to the chocolates and the biscuits and the carbs. Do I exercise? Nope. Not one bit. I never keep my resolutions, and I don't think I ever will. I have yet to meet someone who has kept all of their resolutions through out the year. In fact, I have yet to meet someone who has remembered their resolutions by the end of the year!

This year, I have decided that I am not going to make any resolutions. Instead, I'm making a bucket list of things I want to do this year. I have a busy year ahead, with my 21st and my cousin's wedding in the summer. There is so much that I want to do to make this the best year ever after the year I've had! 

I hope you all had an amazing New Year's Eve and Day, and whether you're making resolutions or not, I hope you have a brilliant 2016!

Until next time.
Fifs xo

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