10 New Year’s Resolutions That Require Little Effort


Few new year’s resolutions last long. By January 8 most of us are already stuffing our faces with chocolate pudding while fitness instructors are thrilled about how much extra money they have made through no-show clients. By January 14 closets look as messy as they did in December. By January 19 smokers are likely smoking even more than they used to. And when January 25 rolls around you realise it has actually been weeks since you made any attempt to look for a new job. So perhaps it makes sense to be more realistic about goals and resolutions for the new year. Here are 10 resolutions that require minimal effort but are incredibly useful.

1. Don’t answer your phone in a movie theatre (don’t let it ring either)

2. Park in just one parking spot at a time

3. Decide what you want to order before you reach the front of the line at Starbucks

4. Let people exit an elevator before you enter

5. Toss your garbage away when you are done eating at a food court

6. Stand in line instead of creating your own queue

7. Crack your knuckles without walking around your workplace staring at screens of other people

8. Count the items in your cart before entering the express checkout lane at a grocery store

9. Limit spitting to moments when you are not driving along a busy road

10. Use turn signals BEFORE you change lanes