We start out each year with a bunch of high hopes and aspirations for a better us, but somehow we tend to find ourselves getting in our own way. There’s a short list of the most common New Year’s resolutions that we make (every year), but for one reason or another, we never get out don’t get out of the starting gates.Take a look at this list of the most common New Year’s resolutions –
with the most common results. If nothing else, maybe you can use this as a guide to some of the pitfalls that might come up when you decide you will be:
Getting fit. Talk to me about the weight loss and then we’ll get back to this one — much later. Maybe try next New Year’s?
Attending church regularly. We usually start out OK with this one — for one Sunday. Then we realize it’s still football season.
Shopping less. Yeah, right. Just because those credit cards are red-hot now? When they cool off, it’s “charge it!” all over again.
Quitting cheating. Like smoking, you might try quitting one night at a time, but the “call” gets to you.
Reading your Bible daily. You try reading in the morning, but you gotta hurry and get to work. You try reading in the evening — whoops, dinner’s ready. You try reading before bed — yawnnn! So sleepy!
Watching less porn. This one didn’t seem so hard (no pun intended), but then came a lack of available dates, and then it’s back to Debbie does Dallas.
Quitting smoking. You might not make it through that first 30 days, but try again and again.
Going back to school. Yes, it could lead to a better life, but you gotta get to the first class — or not.
Drinking less alcohol. This was a great idea until you got stressed, bored, happy, sad …
Losing the weight. Let’s be honest, you knew this was a tough one when you first uttered the words “weight loss.”
Cutting out the lies. This one probably doesn’t get anywhere close to the 30 day mark. Just let someone ask the wrong question.
Quitting the drugs. Yep. Until the next time you need to get up, down or sideways — then this one is history.
Stopping the foul language. This one can really be a challenge, especially when &# [email protected]’s start to *%&$#.
Saving money. You pretty much know you’re just having a wishful-thinking moment with this one.