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Stop Lyin' to Yourself About: Resolutions

Stop Lyin' to Yourself About: Resolutions

How's that summer body looking right about now?

At the end of 2015 you vowed to start 2016 RIGHT. By time June rolled around you were halfway into your 40th box of pizza and that gym membership you signed up for is now a distant memory. I think it's about time we stopped lying to ourselves about New Year's Resolutions.

Only a few of us wake up one day and say to ourselves, "You know something I don't like the way shit is going so let me change this about myself". However, a collective amount of us wait until December 31st of every year to vow huge changes for us in the year to come. Here's your dose of truth when it comes to making resolutions:

1) You can't bullshit a whole calendar year in hopes to turn it around the next. That's not how anything works. Yes, some of us make plans and actually stick to them (hooray for you) but guess what America is fatter than it's ever been. And while gym memberships are about as cheap as your next food order, the country continues to get bigger and bigger at the waistband.

2) You have to end the year how you plan on starting it. Hello?! If you roll out of bed and exclaim "this is the day I get things right", I have news for you, you're doing it all wrong. Whatever the goal is start it now, I mean right now and work that shit all the way into next year.

3) "New Year New Me" is a cute way of saying, "man I did some fucked up things last year but this time around I'll make it right. Nah, "New Year, Same You." At our core a lot of us are exactly who we will be until the end of time. No amount of calendar flips, fad diets, business ideas or whatever the hell else will change that. This is your lane, ride that shit until the wheels fall off!

4) Waiting until the last minute to change something about yourself is lazy as hell. I mean at what point does one stop and say to themselves during the middle of a crisis, "I'll hold off on any major changes until December". At no point in time during the other eleven months was a good enough time to stop being a fuck up? If this sounds similar to point 2, I guarantee it was intentional.

5) Most Resolutions end in February. Seriously look it up, barely two months in people give up on whatever the hell they say would do. It ain't working!

Anyway I hope this gave you a brief insight on why Resolutions are a lie straight from the pits of hell. Maybe I inspired you or maybe you'll just wait until December again.

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