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15 New Year’s Resolutions You’ve Made But Can Never Keep

It’s the same thing every year. You sit down before January 1 and make a list of all the ways you’ll try to be a better you next year. About a few weeks in (more like a day in), you realize that New Year’s resolutions are pretty impossible and you’re content being your average AF self. These 17 resolutions everyone has will make you lol because you know how useless they are.

1. Make it through a three-day juice cleanse

2. Alter your diet to just raw fruits and veggies

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3. Have more relaxing nights in

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4. Take a break from social media

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5. Turn off the TV (sorry, Bachelor nation) and pick up a book

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6. Travel the world

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7. Raise your hand in class

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8. Stop having extreme FOMO

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9. Learn a new skill

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10. Spend more time with your family

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11. Be a decent person and volunteer

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12. Lose weight, obviously

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13. Stop blowing all your money on shoes

a pile of sneakers, converse and vans sit at the bottom of a closet.
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14. Find a bae

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15. Actually stick to your resolutions

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Gina was formerly the Beauty & Culture Editor at Her Campus, where she oversaw content and strategy for the site's key verticals. She was also the person behind @HerCampusBeauty, and all those other glowy selfies you faved. She got her start in digital media as a Campus Correspondent at HC Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated in 2017 with degrees in English and Theater. Now, Gina is an LA-based writer and editor, and you can regularly find her wearing a face mask in bed and scrolling through TikTok.