The seven most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions ever made

The seven most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions ever made

Every year, as the year comes to a close and the 31st of December approaches you come across those who'll pledge to do things differently. These promises - spurned on by the new year and what looks like a fresh start - more often than not tend to fizzle out and die quicker than you can say "resolution", and yet they keep tormenting us.

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So in light of this, here's a compilation of commonly use - or overused - new year resolution that, quite frankly, the whole world is just sick of hearing.

Five most overused new year's resolutions

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7. Exercise

The five most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions

"I will exercise more next year"

Working out and general exercise is inextricably connected to weight loss, although some people do so to get more definition (the lucky fiends) or just as a way to get in better shape. Unfortunately according to research, most new permanent gym passes issued at th beginning of the year tend to go unused by February.

6. Quit smoking

The five most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions

Of all "dirty" habits, smoking is probably one of the most detrimental to ones health. Never mind the fact that it is also a very expensive habit, it makes your cloths smell bad, your teeth turn yellow, and it's a extremely annoying to non-smokers. All this considered, only about 10% of people who actually make this resolution keep it for longer than 6 months.

5. Get a new job

The five most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions

In this day and age, if you asked most people you know if they loved - or even liked - they did for a living what you get is either a tempered no, or an outright disingenuous no. The most honest answered you'd get is probably a "Not really". So it's no surprise that so many people make this a new year's resolution. Although with the current job market, whether these people are successful finding a new job is a completely different story.

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4. Saving more money

The five most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions

Improving their financial situations is something many people wish to do, but something very few are actually capable of doing. These days with the hardships that most people seem to be going through one's never surprised to hear a friend say they cleared their bank account in order to service one debt or another. Let's hope that with the new year and significant change on the horizon, people will be able to follow through on this resolution.

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3. Procrastination

The five most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, procrastination is "to put off intentionally and habitually", or in otherwords, the intentional putting off to later the doing of something that should be done now. This has become a problem that's know to lead to anxiety, stress, guilt and possibly health problems particularly among students.

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2. Spend less time on Facebook

The five most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions

Even with recent studies showing that too much time on Facebook - and social media in general - can lead to depression, it's amazing how many people still can't resist the itch to get online and check their notifications/messages. Although, the situation becomes a little complicated for those in the media field who actually have to get on Facebook for work purposes.

1. Do something charitable

The five most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions

It's been said that when most people reach a certain level of affluence, they start to feel the urge to "give back" to society. Additionally, it's been statistically proven that during Christmas time donations tend to be much higher compared to any other time of the year. So it's not a big surprise that although some resolve to give more as a new year's resolution, most people tend to slink back into their old habits once the season has passed.

Do any of these strike a chord with you? Have you made resolutions only to completely disregard them later? let us know in the comment section below or find us on Facebook.

The five most overused - and frequently broken - new year's resolutions

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