So it’s halfway through the first month of 2014 and you’ve already given up on that resolution? That’s terrible; no one has ever given up this quickly, what is wrong with you?
But let’s be real, anyone who’s actually made it this far is probably superhuman. Take a deep breath and know that self-improvement isn’t limited to December 31, and that it’s really more of an ongoing process than a sweeping change as the clock strikes midnight. So go ahead, make a “mid-January resolution.” I’ve listed some of my own that you could steal. I bet you’ll keep them better than I will anyways.
Listen to a new band every week
2014 was supposed to be the year I developed a more sophisticated taste in music; my iPod was going to range from Yo-Yo Ma to underground rappers that most people won’t know about until five years from now. But I’m still just listening to Midnight Memories on endless repeat. Still, it’s always good to branch out of your usual musical tastes, and there are plenty of ways to do this online: Pandora, iTunes radio and 8Tracks. Or be really old school and ask people, in person, what their favorite band right now is. Shocking. But really, while not every voice you encounter will be as glorious as Harry Styles’ voice, you might just find something new to add to your NYE playlist next time around.