Tuesday, January 10, 2012

20 New Year's Resolutions for 20-Somethings


At 27.5, I am guilty of doing more than one of these.  I know I'm not the only one, but I can definitely see why some of these things just need to stop happening.  Particularly the one about the Kardashians (and I am proud to say I am not and have never been a fan of theirs!).

1) Before you status update, Tweet, Tumble or Instagram, pause and say to yourself, “is it entirely necessary that I share this morsel of thought with my entire social network?”and if the answer is not, “yes, I absolutely must,” then step away from the Internet.

2) Know which candidate you’re going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, and know why.

3) Enough with the 14-day juice cleanses. If you want to lose a little weight quickly, eat less and exercise like crazy. If you want to lose a lot of weight slowly, do whatever Jennifer Hudson did.

4) If you really like the person you’re hooking up with and would like them to be your boyfriend/ girlfriend, find a way to tell them, and hope for the best. If you don’t and wouldn’t, stop.

5) Find a way to save approximately 300 dollars and spend it on a flight to see a friend or family member who lives far away.

6) Please stop liking the Kardashians, all of them. It’s not helping anyone, least of all the Kardashians.


7) Spend less than or equal to the money you earn each month.

8) Wear clothes that fit you, especially to work.

9) Call someone on the phone at least once a week, and speak to him or her for at least ten minutes.

10) Start preparing now to get over the fact that Facebook is probably going to change again in six months.
You’re not going to deactivate your account. You don’t know how.

11) Wait 30 seconds before you look up a fact you can’t remember on your phone, and try to remember it using your brain. This is what the olden days were like.



12) Replace one terrible reality show you’re currently watching with one wonderful scripted show currently available on television.  Swap suggestion: Real Housewives of Anywhere for HBO’s Enlightened.

13) Try that food you think you don’t like but have never actually tried, unless it’s brussels sprouts. They really don’t need any more attention.

14) Cut one person out of your life who you truly do not like and add one person who you truly do. Note: not on Facebook, on Earth.

15) If you’re still blacking out regularly, you should stop.

16) Volunteer once over the next 90 days.  You’ll feel really good about it, and probably end up volunteering again over the next 275.

17) Tell someone who you love that you love them on a more regular basis. To their face, not in a text.

18) Back up your entire online life onto an external hard drive, especially your photos.

19) Crap or get off the pot. This applies to whatever thing you’re not doing that you should just sack up and do already.


20)  And in the eternal words of Tom Haverford, “TREAT YO SELF!

images via pinterest

9 comments:

  1. I loved every word of this post. Thank you for saying what so many of us absolutely need to hear! xo

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  2. this was a PERFECT post my dear...loved reading all of it!

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  3. Awesome post!!! I loved this! I am 27 almost 28 and I totally agree! :)

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  4. I read this the other day and I loved it! Such great resolutions.

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  5. Great list! This year I'll be 29, and these really apply to some of my friends. I'm guilty of two things on here, though: not calling people and not being able to tell people that I love them.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is PERFECTION. These are such good resolutions for me this year! Number 3 cracked me up.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  7. great post!

    your newest follower Michelle
    www.pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  8. loving these suggestions. too funny!

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  9. I like all of these except for #4- just b/c u don't want them to be your boyfriend u should stop hooking up with them?
    I agree if you want more -tell them. But if you're fine with a casual and/or secret realtionship of just hook ups- why stop?

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