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28 Important New Year's Resolutions Every Twentysomething Should Make

Repeat after me: I will stop being a shitshow.

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2. I will stop pretending to have read books and articles that I haven't actually read.

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Will last until: Your boss asks you if you read that one New Yorker article and you know you can get away with saying yes.


9. And I will stop defining "doing groceries" as "grabbing a six-pack on my way home."

Will last until: The first time you do groceries for real like an adult and remember that, actually, you're too poor to be buying things like kale and wine.

11. I will stop using poor logic to allow myself to shop for things I don't need.

Will last until: The first time you think, Well, I spent $3 less than usual on lunch today, so I really do deserve these $140 shoes...


12. I will stop calling in sick via email sent at 7:45 a.m. when I'm really in the pink of health.

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Will last until: The morning after 2014's first rager. New year, new hangovers, let's gooo.

13. I will stop letting "out of sight, out of mind" be my philosophy towards friend who live more than five minutes away.

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Will last until: The end of the first (and only) Skype session you have with a long-distance friend, thereby sating your guilt.

14. I will stop ordering takeout five nights a week and then wondering why I'm bloated and poor.

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Will last until: You walk into your kitchen, open your fridge, stare blankly into it for five minutes, and finally understand the meaning of despair.


19. I will stop buying new underwear instead of doing laundry regularly.


Will last until: One night a few months from now when you've exhausted every possible underwear substitute (hello, bikini bottoms) and your laziness hits its peak.


21. I will stop making romantic decisions based on the tiny part of my psyche that is a 12-year-old girl.

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Will last until: A month and a half from now aka Feb. 14 aka the day you text every romantic prospect in your phonebook with a beautifully casual "Hey, you out tonight?"

23. I will stop using Emojis as a crutch to sustain the rapid decline in my ability to express sincere emotion.

Will last until: The next time you have to text someone flaking out of dinner plans and you remember how much easier it is to say "[1 billion heart Emojis]" than "I'm sorry and I really do consider you a dear friend and I hope I will be able to make it up to you soon."