Some Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions

Hint: I’m not supportive of them. At all. Change my mind.

Rose Bak
1 min readDec 31, 2021


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It’s the end of December, and already my social media is filling with people talking about New Year’s resolutions and diets.

If you’re struggling against the expectations to identify what’s wrong with you so that you can “improve” yourself, here are two previously published articles that might interest you.

First, a story on how the new year came to be associated with resolutions, and why you should avoid the resolution trap:

Then, for those of you who struggle with weight, an article on “before” pictures and what it means to people who look like the “before”.

I leave you with this thought:

You are perfect just the way you are. No improvement needed.

What are your thoughts about New Year’s resolutions? Share in the comments. Happy new year everyone!



Rose Bak

Rose Bak is a freelance writer and yoga teacher who lives in Oregon. Find her at or follow @authorrosebak on social media.