8 Ways To Break Your New Year’s Resolution Within 3 Days

Updated: December 26, 2022
by Ray Alexander

That old-fashioned damn thing. “New year, new me”. If you want to make a new year’s resolution, make it. But you know you’ll break it sooner or later. 100%. Then let’s break it spectacularly within 3 days from now. If you’re reading this on December 27th, then you break it even before the new year begins. Let’s get it out of the way.

Break Your New Year's Resolution Within 3 Days

Why Should You Break Your New Year’s Resolution?

Because life is too short, and every day should be meaningful. The day you start working towards whatever goal you set should be any day of the year. 

You decide to lose weight and become a better person inside and outside because some idiotic bully called you fat. That’s a serious determination. New year’s resolution is not. You’re likely to make it for the sake of it. 

What New Year’s Resolution Can You NOT Break Within 3 Days?

“Stop procrastinating.”

1. Keep The Holiday Spirit Alive

January can be the most depressing month. Back to work. A big credit card bill is on its way. And there’s nothing to look forward to until the Easter holiday (unless your religion has something else, e.g. Chinese New Year). So one thing you can do to combat the stinking mood is to drag the holiday spirit as long as you can. Keep enjoying. Pretend you’re still “celebrating”, i.e. partying. Keep going until you feel so destructive that you have to do something. 

2. Eat Well

I mean, eat a lot. As a recovering alcoholic, I daren’t say “drink a lot” but do what you want to do. Don’t try to resist the temptation. New Year’s resolution - gone. Keep consuming. Sometimes, you don’t realise what the more important thing in life is until you hit rock bottom mentally and feel weighed down physically.

3. Celebrate Your Accomplishments

Celebrate Your Accomplishments

Someone said to me the other day, “It’s important to celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small it may be. So give yourself a pat on the back, literally!”

Literally? You can’t pat your back literally unless you can turn your head an arms 360 degrees like the Exorcist. I do agree though, feeling proud of your achievement will keep you motivated. Forget the stupid New Year’s resolution now and instead, acknowledge your hard work with a gesture of self-love. Go out and spend (more) money. Enjoy the new year's sales.

4. Set Goals That Are Not Specific

Set a goal that’s vague or non-specific, for example, rather than resolving to exercise every day or make $2,000 online every month, resolve to simply get more active or get rich. Then it’s super-easy to quit and you’ll never feel guilty about it.

It’s also easy to pretend that your resolution is working in 6 months’ time. Tell your friends that you’ve lost a bit of weight as a result of achieving your new year’s resolution. No one’ll be interested.

5. Officially Tell Others It’s Impossible

Every time someone starts to talk about the new year’s resolution, challenge them by asking them if they made one last year and whether they managed to achieve it or not.

How you carry on with the rest of the conversation from there is up to you. But make it clear to them; you're just making a resolution for now for the sake of it. So you know you can't achieve it. It's going to be impossible, so you will break it within 3 days.

6. Go Fasting

Motivate Yourself

Fasting is a hard thing to do. You don’t want to jeopardize your health by not following the professional’s advice and simply stop eating. But we know that fasting is beneficial to your body and mind, which is backed by science; boosts your brain function, fights inflammation, etc.

Go fasting for a day or two. If you know you have to end it by the 3rd day at the latest, then it’s an easy new year’s resolution to break.

7. Set The Bar Too High

“Be able to run as fast as Usain Bolt by next week…”

8 Make As Many Resolutions

  • “Build my own aeroplane and fly it myself.”
  • “Master Icelandic in 3 days.”
  • “Take over Twitter from Elon Musk…”

Not Expecting To Achieve Might Work Sometimes

30+ years ago, I made what seemed like an unrealistic resolution at the time - to give up Big Mac and become a vegetarian. I just knew that I wouldn’t last for 2 days. But I did. I have not eaten meat or fish since, and not once have I missed them. 

Some things in life just happen and last forever when you least expect them.

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About the author 

Ray Alexander

ASD. Recovering alcoholic. LGBTQ+ advocate. Semi-retired. 15+ years of web-designing experience. 10+ years affiliate marketing. Ex-accountant. I'm nice and real. Ask me if you need any help in starting up your home business.

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