We know, we know, it’s not even Christmas yet, and we’re already seeing talk of New Year’s resolutions everywhere. If you can’t be them, join them, right?
We’ve rounded up a list of articles on the subject that we thought were helpful, thought-provoking, or just plain funny. We especially like funny when it comes to this subject, because it seems to be a touchy one for all!
Resolve to make a resolution you’ll actually enjoy completing. Physician Yoni Freedhoff attributes the high failure rate of New Year’s Resolutions to the fact that most people make ones they don’t actually like. (U.S. News & World Report)
Take a full month to set a realistic plan for acheiving your resolution before daring to start on it, says the personal trainer Michelle Bridges. (Stuff.co.NZ)
Get your phone on board. For those looking for a little help from their phone, The Street rounds up apps from publishers like Jillian Michaels and Evernote. (TheStreet.com)
"Exercise once a year, but talk about it all year." That’s just one of the hilarious resolutions actress Megan Mullally has committed to. (InStyle)
Last year, this UK gal resolved to run a marathon for a charity close to her heart. ”Every new year I would make resolutions to stop eating chocolate and junk food or lose weight so I decided to change my approach and pledge to try doing something meaningful. It’s turned out to be the only resolution I’ve ever kept.” (This Is Sussex)
And for a good laugh, here’s a fun one comparing celebrating the New Year’s to the Mayan Apocalypse that’s supposedly impending. (ThoughtCatalog.com)