View Full Version : Life What's your New Year's Resolution and what're you doing about it now?

December 14, 2007, 04:20 PM
It's that time of year - the time when celebrate another year gone by, party way too hard, wake up the next morning, and vow to change our ways.

Or something. What are all of your hopes, dreams, and goals for the next year? Are you doing anything about them now?

I have three myself:

1) Remove the accursed popcorn ceiling texture from every room in my house.
2) Skydive.
3) Get in good enough shape to cosplay as Kratos for Otakon 2008.

To those ends, I am

1) Engaged in a fierce battle with the popcorn in the office and guest bedroom.
2) Saving money :P
3) Biking to work instead of driving, running regularly, and doing yoga (that shit WORKS, man.)

Post your resolutions and discuss, post why you aren't making any, or post about your resolutions from last year and to what extent you kicked their asses.

December 14, 2007, 05:39 PM
My main resolutions are:

1.) Eat less
2.) Eat healthier
4.) Be nicer
5.) Study more often :p

I've already started cutting down my intake (god bless shitty college food <3) and I've started eating a lot more veggies/fruits. As far as field hockey goes, I'll be coaching a team in February and 'll hopefully be playing on the club team at my college this spring, if it ever gets up and running. and I'll be playing field hockey next summer too :nuts

I can be a very mean person, and I'm trying to cut down, but it's an integral part of my personality :p

The studying thing, well, I study a good deal now, I just think studying more would be helpful, especially since my classes will only get harder and harder

December 14, 2007, 09:12 PM
THIS SOON?!! :nuts

Anyway, mine will be:

1. Get a GPA higher than 3.5 (I did terribly for this quarter)
2. Get at least a B for my honors calculus (crazy honors calculus is 10 times harder than normal calculus)
3. Read more books
4. Read my bible more often
5. Try to sit and not lay down when I read my books
6. Get a job, stick to it, don't complain about it, and just earn money for the sake of surviving
7. Get out of my room once in a while
8. Be patient with my roommate


December 15, 2007, 09:04 AM
Ah. New Year's Resolutions.

Here's mine:

1. Get better grades. (My grades this year was c**p. Seriously.)
2. Try and get a job.
3. Exercise moreeee.
4. Study more. (This links up with 1.)

I dunno what happened to my last year's resolutions, I must have given up a month into the new year. xD Life goes on regardless.

December 15, 2007, 10:23 PM
I should add my plans or 2008

1. Find a job, with health benefits
2. Take my music skills to the next level
3. Apply what I've learned in school and design some the inventions in my mind
4. Hope that god sends a beautiful woman into my life (Yes hope is a resolution, in my book at least)
5. Swim more

December 15, 2007, 10:31 PM
Going to Anime North is my top priority.

And of course, finding a job.

December 16, 2007, 02:55 AM
i don't usually make resolutions, but i guess i'll give it a shot:

1. exercise more - it's on everyone's list, i know. my friend and i are joining a gym after new year's, so i'm hoping having a buddy to drag my ass there will help me stick to it

2. stick up for myself more - i'm waaaay too nice and easy-going and i always end up getting walked all over. no more doormat!

3. put myself out there more on the dating scene - i'm always so shy :fan well, i did get hit on last night by my creepy cab driver, though -_-;

4. read more manga! - gotta have at least one that's easy to keep :amuse

December 16, 2007, 11:03 AM
my resolution is........ 1440x900. kidding. in the new year i graduate from college. finally. this is the defining year of my life. so i must

1. walk the path where my dreams are to be found. really. dont wander around.
2. stay away from bad habits (dont be submissive all the time)
3. get really healthy, sleep more
4. learn to live by myself
5. spend money wisely
6. drink moderately
7. improve skills..... more and more

i doubt these will all be fulfilled tho :sweat but hey, i hate being dependent on life so that's my primary motivation in the real world

Gold Knight
December 17, 2007, 09:59 AM
I pretty much already made my resolution a long time ago for this year:

1) Do well in graduate school.

To that ends I've been studying history since August. I took a break from it the last two months though, and I'm not too sure that I should have but at least I'll be heading into the first semester fresh to go.

Hollow Kurono
December 17, 2007, 10:16 AM
Mine have to be.

1)Work on my basketball game even more.
2)Win minimum 3 basketball games in da upcoming 5 games of the new year.
3)Save money.
4)Become a celebrity on MH.
5)Quit making music videos.
6)To dunk for da first time.
7)Win da basketball tourney that will be in my school.
8)Maybe find myself a girlfriend,havent had one since 8th grade,probably this aint gonna happening,gonna stay single and motivated on one thing.
9)And last but not least fix my grades and pass the exams.

Well not much things to do,everything is possible for me,but with school its going to be a problem,im so lazy on school work,tsk doing homework right now,sh!t i hate school.

Punky fish
December 17, 2007, 10:51 AM
Waaaaaaaaan~! I guess I should say something too~!

1)Study all katakana and learn 50 kanji (kanji thing, not gonna happen, too lazy :P)

2)Get one more lolita dress, and shoes~!

3)Lose five kg (if I would actully do that, I would weight way too little)

4)Learn to draw better (I MUST do this one)

5)Get my waist to be 62 cm

6)Learn more japanese

I guess there they are.........

December 17, 2007, 12:51 PM
oooooh geez....I gotta admit, I'm awful with New Year's resolutions :darn Usually I just forget about them after a month or so :XD

But still, I should at least pretend I'm going to reform some aspect of my life this year, right? :shakefist

~ I have to stop being so lazy and eat healthier meals. Frozen egg rolls and Guinness for dinner is yummy, but isn't exactly going to add years to my life. So I'm going to try to make myself actually cook fresh food once in a while, especially food that's high in protein.

~ Wake up earlier! Since I'm really affected by the lack of sunlight in the winter, I have to start getting up earlier so that there are more sunny hours in my day ^^

~ Try not to speed...so much....while driving. I can't afford another $80 speeding ticket or another mark on my record :shifty

~ Brush up on my French and Spanish ^^ No point in learning a language if you're never going to use it, after all :p

~ And my most important resolution...start playing the piano again <333 I miss it too much, and reading Nodame Cantabile only makes me want to play again even more :amuse

Ganbatte everyone!

December 17, 2007, 06:23 PM
My resolutions are:

-Get a GPA of 3 or more (My grades suck that bad)
-Get better at drawing
-Actually sticking to an idea for more than a month (The computer games I make never get finished)

December 17, 2007, 06:58 PM
:tem .... OK, I can come up with a few:

1 - Finish my studies as planned ... in June. Won't let them fail me.
2 - Get out of my "room-kitchen-university-room" routine. Start after the June.
3 - Do at least 20% more eccentric stuff. And I really mean it.
4 - Be able to read RAW chapter in less than half an hour.

.... I really hope I'll be able to do them. :amuse

December 17, 2007, 07:10 PM
1. Stop being lazy and start studying.. half a year where I've basically done nothing.
2. Exercise - both running and body building. Both my vitality and strength are way too low :darn
3. Get a driver license. Driving without one isn't as cheap as you might think (if you get caught :s)

And to prepare for these I have:

1) Been preparing myself mentally, heh.
2) Bought all kind of exercising tools~
3) Saving money and money and money...

Doing anymore than these three would seriously be a pain in the behind (and I'm not even sure I'll even do all three).

December 20, 2007, 02:41 AM
Hey, I realize that we are either too self-centered of we just have perfect relationship with our friends and families.

There is not "I want to be closer to my mom" sort of post up there. O___o

That's just my observation. XD

December 20, 2007, 05:29 PM
My New Year’s Resolution remains the same every year, to honor my vows I made to God. :)

December 21, 2007, 08:54 AM
Hey, I realize that we are either too self-centered of we just have perfect relationship with our friends and families.

There is not "I want to be closer to my mom" sort of post up there. O___o

That's just my observation. XD

Well ..... If some of us like me would add a resolution related to that it'd rather sound:
"I'll make my relatives, especially parents, leave me alone more." (Doesn't sound too positive does it >_>)

Must be related to the fact that modern youth exercise bigger freedom and feel less bound to family.

Plus ..... How does such a thing make a nice New Year resolution. It's not very challenging, nor does it have significant benefits. Making ten new friends or doing ten good things are more measurable wishes.

Ichimaru Gin n Tonic
December 22, 2007, 02:22 AM
My New Year resolutions would be:
- be a better brother for my sisters. they're all i got and i hate to disappoint them
- spend less, save more.
- exercise more. more futsal games! :D
- get a car, or a motorcycle
- routine visit to the dentist. need to get my cavities taken care of
that's all, i think. :D

December 31, 2007, 12:53 AM
My New Years Resolution is to lose weight and get back in-shape and start my martial arts training again. Whats Yours?.:)

Merged here

December 31, 2007, 01:45 AM
hopefully..if everything goes..ell
I want to Conquer This Entire people...Kill Those no good to society...and have a nice backyard Xd. But I think findin a College is good enough .

December 31, 2007, 10:24 AM
My nw year revolution is quite a lot :
a.keep my weight like it is
b.practice my piano harder
c.reduce my eye's minus
d.to have a better personality for my fam & my friends.

*that's the ordinary one , wait until you see my 2008's ambition. :p*

December 31, 2007, 10:57 AM
8 mins to go!!!

My new year resolution :

- Save more money
- Eat more veggies
- Do any exercise at least
- Control my temper >.>

Eh, I've never manage to keep to any resoluations, esp. the saving money part since i shop quite a bit. Now, I'm keeping a strict record of my spendings, and putting aside at least 10% of what i'm earning. Oh well, as for exerxise, i seriously am not sure how to get started yet. hee.

December 31, 2007, 11:08 AM
its been 2008 for 2hrs for me in Aus. :D

Resolutions i hope to keep:

- Study alot more!
- Find a new job
- Seriously sort out my passport problem
- EXERCISE and less free time
- Learn guitar better (like...learn some chords for once)

I should be able to keep to them ...somehow...

January 01, 2008, 09:29 AM
1. spending more time on MH
2. spending less money on going out

January 05, 2008, 01:51 AM
1. smoke less

it's friggin hard....

January 05, 2008, 06:32 PM
1. Stop drinking alcohol.

i failed on the second day!!! :scry
i honestly didn't realise till half my drink was gone.

January 06, 2008, 03:58 AM
My New Year's resolutions ^____^

1) Drawing more (I have to improve my skills)
2) Study harder (I already know... I will fail at this)
3) Study more Japanese (this might be even possible)
4) don't be so lazy anymore (hardest task ever)

January 06, 2008, 04:45 AM
1. Stop drinking alcohol.

i failed on the second day!!! :scry
i honestly didn't realise till half my drink was gone.

that's the same as mine. But I decided that just yesterday. So far I'm not breaking it. heh.

December 29, 2010, 05:40 PM
Bump! :D

Anybody have any New Year's resolutions this year? If you choose not to make them, why not? If you do, do you usually stick to them?

I haven't decided on anything solid yet since I rarely stick to them anyway. :XD But the things I know I need to work on most are being more confident, standing up for myself more, and going for what I want. I can do it! :shakefist right? ^^; ....... xD

December 31, 2010, 04:28 AM
1. Eat less, of course.
2. Exercise
3. Avoid procrastination in my requirements. (I hope)

It takes a great deal of mental and will power to fulfill my resolutions.

December 31, 2010, 06:59 AM
stop been damn lazy with uni work..do it.

get back to gym

that it for me

December 31, 2010, 11:49 AM
1. Clean my room up

That's it really... Not ready to quite nicotine and alcohol just yet...

December 31, 2010, 10:17 PM
1. Exercise more.
2. Learn Japanese.

January 23, 2011, 07:51 AM
Has anybody in here done their resolutions for real? I find it hard though but I'm trying.