Top Ten New Year's Resolutions for 2015

Everybody wants to better themselves. Some people even want to better their community. The loftiest of people want to improve the world. Regardless of your level of altruism, New Year's seems to be the iconic time to start your personal quest.

In Western Culture, January 1st is the start of a new calendar year and a symbol of starting a new life. Many people tend to make goals for themselves centering around that date and the traditions surrounding it.

Below are the top ten New Year's Resolutions for you to try for the upcoming 2015 year.
The Top Ten
1 Become Stress Free

I'm the guy who said "I'm going through stress..." in a previous comment. I'm not going through some really bad stuff, but my new year's resolution for me is to be more rational, accept mistakes and embrace them for learning from them. Nothing is perfect! You guys need to get the motivation too to move on and accept mistakes!

Once I get the American flag changed to an all white surrender flag, because the current flag is offensive, then I can become stress free. The 1st Amendment is so wonderful. So wonderful all flags will soon be no longer allowed. Walmart will no longer be able to sell anything because it offends someone. We surrender!

Yup seems like stress it is... More people die of heart attack, suicides and more deaths are caused by stress. Even if you don't physically die, mentally you already have. The one year that I have got, I might as well not waste this opportunity.

Starting a yoga practice, finding an acupuncturist, buying a water fountain for your desk... These are just some of the ways you can start managing your stress levels and improve your mental health.

2 Lose Weight

I stopped focusing on losing weight and started focusing on eating the highest quality most nutrient dense food that I could find. This has renewed a love of cooking for me, plus eliminated sugar, grains and fast food from my diet!

This is actually a smart decision. Adults and teenagers always think that they're too big... But like Meghan Trainor said, 'Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top'.

This is just so important. People always complain that they are so fat, then make this you resolution, duh! Simply stop with chocolate, whote rice, whote bread, ice cream, cake and get into a sport or get a personal trainer.

Let's face it... You don't want to get famous for selling shade. Work out, peeps, and if that doesn't work... Um actually I don't have this probably, by the way, so just work out more

3 Quit Smoking

I think to quit smoking because, smoking kills a human and to fully recover take up to 20 years or maybe more depending on how many you smoke a day. Smoking is a very harmful substance which can effect the respiratory system. It damages you cilliated epithelial cells. Quit smoking is very important as for all everyone wants a healthy body and want to live for a long time on earth

Be strong. If you carry on smoking, you will live a short, tainted life.
Live life to the full. About 150,000 people die EVERY SINGLE DAY. Most do not want to die, lots fight for every breath in their body. It is not fair that they die. So why should smokers throw away their life? Quitting is hard, but there are many services out there to help you. You are not alone... COME ON, WE CAN MAKE THIS RESOLUTION number 1...

I don't smoke. I think there should be a law to ban cigarettes in the U.S.A. so we can all stop smoking. Smoking is nasty and unhealthy. People, I know it might b hard to quit but we can do this. Smoking kills TONS of people and drug stores are helping. I just don't want innocent people to die because of drug stores helping them smoke.

If your gonna do this I found it is best not to use any aids in quitting just do it cold Turkey. I have quit man times before and failed with aids, I have been off the smokes over a year cold Turkey.

4 Increase Your Education

I believe that education is very important in ones life. You should graduate high school, and get through college, and so on. But, I do realize that if your not learning anything in certain class(ess) I would recommend asking the teacher for extra help or study more. Believe me, I know, I've had classes where I seem to lose brain cells, instead of information... Just make sure to study and do your homework and pass in projects on time!

Maybe you want to go back to school and finish that degree or maybe you just want to know more about everyday things. Regardless, you can make it happen. Pick something small and specific and work on making it happen. Then, move on to the next thing. Find a teacher, read what they tell you to, then read what they are reading.

Don't bother, I tried to increase my education, but the school called my fondness for education "redickulous" (they insist I spell it like that, their threatening my sweet meats), and burned my textbook in front me, forced me to pay up for it and laughed.

Jokes on them, that book claimed Thomas Edison invented electricity.

Trying to do this now. Starting to read about philosophy, mainly Plato and Socrates. It is very interesting. Also getting caught up in Math.

5 Save Money

Whether it is by buying fewer things, managing your finances and cutting expenses, or just working toward that raise at work, the more money you have the lower the stress level (often). Just make sure you don't grow into your new-found wealth...

Paying off credit cards and paying down our mortgage, plus have more money saved? Yes, please! This is my number one goal this year. I am mapping out a plan to make this a reality.

My new year goal was to get to 1,000 dollars by the end of the year. Not even half way through the year I got to 1,000 I am very proud to be at 1000 at my age because I am only 11.

After I buy that ipod 6th gen. Oh and that mini segway. And maybe that electric skateboard I've always wanted.

6 Eat Healthier

Instead of looking at your whole diet as the problem, just look at your menu for tomorrow. Plan it out a day in advance (work up to 3 days) and and fill in all the gaps with healthy, nutritious meals. Make sure you don't vary off the page with snacks. Know that you have figured out the calories and nutrients you need for tomorrow and stick to it.

I have really high metabolism so I'm really fit for eating junk food every day. Then I noticed the condition I'm in and how hard my body is working to deal with my bad habits

Did you know going on a diet is bad for you? If you want to eat healthier just have all junk food banned. Don't make the lame excuse it tastes good!

Using pinterest identify healthy recipes. Use my crockpot more and try to prepare meals for the week on Sunday evenings. Make sure I have healthy food available at all times!

7 Get Good Grades

I'm trying to get better grades at language, it is just hard to get A on it. My writing score was really good, but my language score

Instead of not trying and getting 80's and 90's... I guess I should try and get 100%... But maybe not... I don't know really I just hate studying...

I am get better at reading this year. I only subject that I have trouble with is writing. I will try to improve over time.

Same resolution every year that results in another resolution next year...

8 To Not Have a New Year's Resolution

You should have the mindset that it does not have to be a new year to make a new resolution. Everyday is a new day, every hour is a new hour, every moment is a new moment. You can literally choose to make a new commitment whenever you want. But you have to do what you say you are doing and ask yourself what will truly help you to live your life to your highest possible potential, what will you not regret, and, hopefully, what will bring god the most glory!

Pretty much any time in your life you can make a resolution. Millions of people have. Usually it happens (and is effective) after you lose a loved one or you get a promotion or get sick or get a new girlfriend/boyfriend or whatever. But it doesn't happen when the ball drops. Yeah it's a new year but really it's a new day. You've got 364 more. Make a resolution when you feel like it, regardless of the day, because then you'll actually keep it.

Life changing task are enough, don't stress yourself with goals that are above the "Norm", if you find yourself setting goal that you have set for the past few years, than your expectations are too high. Please set goals that are reasonable and within your reach, this in return will make you feel good about yourself.

Ugh, seriously? I find a new year is a fresh start, so I find it easier to keep my resolutions, as loads of other guys out there in the world. Yeah, I can start a new years resolution whenever I feel like it, but did you know it is SCIENTIFICALLY proven that MORE people keep their resolutions at the start of a new year?

9 Learn a New Language

My ethnicity is Chinese, but my nationality is Canada. I was born in Canada and have seemed to lose a lot of my Chinese roots. That's why I want to learn Mandarin.

I also want to learn French but that is already taught in my school. I don't need to worry about that.

Mandarins hard for sure, I went to 9 years of Chinese school and am still barely considered fluent. But good luck! Always nice to stay connected to the roots, China has an amazing culture, and I couldn't be more proud of my motherland!

I may still be young, but I want to learn Spanish and other languages early so I can get into college. It is an amazing opportunity to connect with the rest of the world. Adios!

I'm 10 years old and I'm learning Spanish because I moved to Ecuador. It should be easy because I'm a kid. The language I speak the most is English and I speak Chinese with my family too

10 Read More Books

I am a devoted book reader! It's a shame that so many people are using kindles never knowing who's typing in the words wrong! That's why I read books! You cannot trust a kindle as they are typed in by paid people and often make mistakes when typing! I tried to read a kindle once and it was so full of errors that why I prefer to Read a Book!

Japan has this thing called Light Novels which target a teenage audience and are 10x more entertaining than any book that has been published in the west.
If we had something like that reading would feel less like a chore and we wouldn't need to force ourselves to do it with new year resolutions.

Yeah, still browsing this list even when new year's is long gone. I hope to read more too, I've forgotten how awesome it is to simply sit down and read nowadays... I don't want to lose the enjoyment of a good book. Getting motivated and am prepared to say ill read a new book at least every two weeks...

Not only is this important for brain development, but you'd be surprised how much your life improves when you aren't sitting in font of the T.V. non-stop.

The Contenders
11 Stop Watching So Much Porn

This is a good resolution for All guys. Watching too much porn can lead to too much masturbation (working your perinea muscles a bit too much). It can cause you to unintentionally acquire new fetishes and sexual desires, which you may not Want to like and could be disturbing to yourself. It can lead to wanting sexual fantasizes that exist in fiction (porn) and are therefore difficult or impossible to satisfy. It can lead to only being attracted to a very high standard of beauty (like porn) and becoming unable to like or get aroused by normal, average people.

Watching too much of the Same kind of porn can make you lose sexual interest in everything else. If you only look at boobs, then butts and faces aren't pleasing. If you only watch tan girls, then naked girls need to be tan to be sexy to you. If you only look at illustrations or anime, then you could lose interest in real people.

And worst of all, if you watch far too much porn, then you can easily become desensitized ...more

I decided to show my dad how to throw anything disgusting in the trash and bring home stuff for me including a old Macintosh, video games, board games, videocassettes, Blu-ray Discs and several more items.

Science is beginning to reveal the negative psychological affects of pornography.

My resolution's the exact opposite.

12 Get More Sleep

I DEFINITELY need to work on this one. Almost every night I fall asleep at 11 or sometimes even 1, and then I have to get up at 6. Bad night owl problems.

Yup! Last night I went to bed at 3:00 and it was a school night and in school I nearly fell asleep in history, but then again, most the class did as well

This one's hard when you're insomniac.

I need more sleep I stay up all night!

13 Not Be Depressed

Yes... This will be my resolution.. Its now some 2-3 years in depression.. My life has become not less than hell. I've lost all my confidence.. I'ma good joke in all other people. I'm so much in depression. I cry at night.. Over thinking. Others always judge me. They make a joke out on me.. Now my parents TOO think I'ma loser but that's not true.. I just need someone who just give me a little hope. I need motivation to start my life. After all its never too late to start over. God please give me some strength to bear this pain. And In my class too I'm a Dumb. I don't want to be a loser any more. I wanna change everything. I'm done, tired with everything around me. After this year I want not complete change but confidence, happiness, sunshine, love, support everything from God. And I know one day I will change everything. I will put back my all broken pieces. All the lessons I'm learning from life.. Hope they will not be wasted. So anybody who is broken like me. Don't loose hope. Just ...more

If I wasn't so ugly, I wouldn't have been depressed at all. It is really tough to live if you are ugly.Inner beauty and all those things people say to console are complete nonsense. The world will always judge you on your appearance, not your inner beauty, ain't nobody got time for that!

My boyfriend says that he's not gonna make me change, but he doesn't like to see me sad. So I told him he's right and that I want to change. I want to be happy again. I want the old me back, the old Ruby.

A big issue that is plaguing the world. We need to get ourselves to think of how special we are and not worry about what others think!

14 Survive the Year

Well that's a goal in life! Lots of people are dying in 2016. coughs David Bowie coughs

I will survive! Motivational song!

That's the goal of life, right?

Already failed that

15 Volunteer in the Community

Find a soup kitchen, start a neighborhood watch program, or just help your neighbors with any tasks needing attention. Getting involved in the community is always a good way to start changing the world one day at a time.

I really want to do more of this. Occasionally I help for a few hours a week in charity shop for the Heart Foundation but it doesn't seem enough.

I feel bad that I don't do that too much. It really warms my heart to donate money or work for a good cause.

I want to help out at an orphanage. I can help them, and it may give me some perspective.

16 Get Fit

I'm gonna start exercising this year for sure! Hell yes, just let me finish my T.V. marathon and my bag of chips... And OH! There's some delecious cake, well..

Definitely doing this one. I am going to the gym at least once a week from now on...

I am doing this 1 as well.

17 Ask Out a Crush

STORY TIME! : Actually, I'm a sophomore and I am trying to get a senior to ask me out. He is goofy and likes to make people smile. I know that because I tried to "flirt" with him yesterday! Okay so it went like this. My classrooms always have this paper that says take a compliment. And at the bottom there are compliments you rip off the paper. I took one that read "You make others smile" and I thought about giving it to my crush. So, it was the last class of the day. My only class with him. And I waited for that bell to ring but I was so hopelessly nervous. Fast forward to when I walked out the class and waited for him to walk out soon after me. (He waits for everyone to leave before he does) He walked out and I had this really big smile on my face as I walked sideways, really close to him, and had the paper out in front of me. He just looked at me and was like, "yes? " then he looked down and took the paper. I turned around so I can face forward and get to the stairs so I can leave. ...more

I usually get a crush and don't even bother with it, then have another crush and don't bother again... I'm always single! I should try asking one out to try having a serious relationship for once U. you

That social stuff turns me into a fool in the end. Just have to rely on what I have right now.

Do it! I liked Sarah in 4th grade and she liked me too. Amazed!

18 Take a Trip

Have you always wanted to travel? See the world and experience new things? Maybe your tax refund can help you with those plane tickets. Decide what/where you want to go and set a budget. then, maybe get a piggy bank of separate bank account and start putting those pennies in. It'll add up and before you know it, you'll be on your way.

It lets you let go for once and gives you a break from your worries and struggles to just relax.

Definitely great I asked my dad for a new iPad and the new iMac 5k, I got both but I also got 2 tickets to Morocco I also got a iPhone 6+ my step man got me a Apple Watch cool

19 Become a Better Christian

A) The Bible is not immoral; that is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in my life. Are you saying that because in the old Testament the Israelites went to war against the Canaanites? The Canaanites were under the condemnation of God; they deserved what they got; the Israelites were in the right. Other than that, where in the entire book can you find anything that advocates immoral behavior?
B) The Guy said become a better Christian and not Care more about your religion because that would be saying, "Whatever you believe, if you believe it sincerely, you will go to heaven." People who say that are liers and will go to Hell.
C) Mormons are wrong in their beliefs; they are not saved; they will not go to heaven. Please rethink your beliefs; you are a sinner, just like me and just like everyone else; you need the forgiveness of God.
D) Christians are not, or at least should not, be homophobic. We don't - or I should say we should not - hate homosexuals. We are commanded by God ...more

Becomming a Christian is improvement if you do not go to church.becoming a better one is better because you learn more about the Lord your God and Jesus king of kings Lord of lords. The bible will not age it is ne in our hearts if you are reading it for the first time. God has a plan for all of lets rejoice knowing that Gods love for us will NEVER end

I will! This year I plan to be baptized. Go to church more! It's kinda hard when my sis practice is every Sunday. I plan to give my life to God,Not to Sin (well lying is hard! ),and become a better singer.

How about becoming a better human being than following an immoral, centuries old book?

20 Be More Outgoing

I try but when I rode Splash Mountain at Disney Land I cried the entire time!

I am a very talented girl with a good singing voice. When I went on an audicience I tried my best.

21 Solve Your Relationship Troubles

Maybe you're in a bad relationship and need to get out or maybe you aren't in a relationship at all and want to find that special someone. Either way, find a counselor to help you talk through it, talk to your partner about your true feelings, or start being more social and look for new friends that you can develop into a deeper relationship. Just get moving toward something.

Means my mam haven't got along ever since her and my dad divorced 2 yrs ago. She has her own business and is always busy. I get along better with my step-mam and she is my principle. So I will try to get on better with her.

22 Write in a Diary

Ugh yeah, I have a diary and I've only written in like the 1st page cause I can't be bothered. I don't think a diary's my thing, though. Good luck to anyone trying out this resolution - I've been there already!

I tried but couldn't keep it going. Rather write daily lines of gratitude...and not necessarily keep it forever. It gets trashed, or else I would end up with too much...

One of the worst resolutions ever. I kept one once and poured out all of my emotions and my mum read of it

23 Clean Our Cities
24 Go to More Concerts

It will be awesome

25 Learn to Play an Instrument

Playing an instrument proves to be very beneficial to your health, so why not?

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