We’re not even a week into 2017 and some of us are already surrounded by the tattered remains of broken New Year’s resolutions. Just what kind of grownups are we?
In the Mamamia office alone, we have broken more resolutions than we’ve kept, and those of us silently persevering are statistically likely to abandon them by the end of next week.
Most happiness and wellness experts don’t recommend New Year’s resolutions because of how inflexible they are. We’re more likely to say, “I will jog every morning,” instead of, “I will jog as often as I can,” thus setting ourselves up for failure when we inevitably skip a morning.
Here are just some of the goals the Mamamia team has already abandoned:
"I resolved to not buy coffee every day at work and I bought one this morning."
"My resolution was to be free of screens for an hour before bed and that hasn't happened."
"To drink less wine and exercise more. Have drunk ALL the wine and not exercised once."
"Resolution to eat healthier (I know, how cliched) was broken precisely 30 minutes after midnight when I bought a bucket of chips on the way back to our campsite at the festival I was celebrating New Year's Eve."
"I resolved to do 'meat free Mondays' and I accidentally ate meat on my Oysters Kilpatrick."