New Year’s resolutions are a beloved tradition—but breaking these resolutions is equally as common. If you want 2018 to be your best year yet, it’s time to make and stick to your New Year’s resolutions.
What’s going to make 2017 better than 2018? How will you finally make the change you’ve been dreaming about?
To keep you inspired and motivated this season, we’ve gathered some of our favorite videos about New Year’s resolutions. They’ll help you choose which resolutions are right for you, motivate you to follow through, and even give you some laughs to keep you in the spirit.
Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. He has two sides: one that faces the past and one that faces the future. He teaches us to learn from the past in order to create a better future.
This video shows the science behind the New Year’s resolution. Using graphics and animation, the narrator tells us that people who made changes at the New Year were 10x more likely to stick with the resolution than those who made a change at another point.
He discusses why the success rate is more sustainable with the New Year, especially with regards to introspection about personal strengths, weaknesses, and priorities. This video even provides practical tools for building short-term and long-term willpower and habits.
This extended video by beauty and comedy vlogger SaraBeautyCorner has almost 10 million views. She goes through the typical resolutions that everyone makes… and how they usually crash and burn. If you’re looking for a laugh, Sara will show you the reality of your resolutions—and what you should be looking out for if you really want to make a change.
This video is 12 minutes long, but Sara pulls off this long-form film because she has a significant following. Her viewers love her videos because she has a strong and relatable personal brand voice.
This video stars boxing champion Amir Khan, who talks about the sacrifice, hard work, and dedication it takes to follow his dreams. This film will inspire you to work harder and follow-through with your resolutions. You don’t have to be a professional boxer to take the same mindset with you into the new year.
Set to >inspiring and empowering music, you’ll feel revitalized to follow through with your goals. The video ends with #ItsNotForEveryone – but that perseverance is for you!
This video is a New Year’s favorite. This sweet 4-year old reminds us that New Year’s resolutions take hard work—and faltering a little bit is okay. It’s okay to fail because you have many more moments to get better. If you find yourself stumbling over your New Year’s resolution, that doesn’t mean you should throw it all away. You can make changes in the thousands of little moments, and a misstep is only a chance to grow further.
“Every little moment that you choose what’s right instead of what’s easy.”
Prince EA is a vlogger and influencer who helps inspire and empower his viewers. With just over a million views, this video reminds us that resolutions should be more than small changes we make when we’re excited. In the film, he tells a number of motivating stories, including the eagle and the chickens and the “untold” portion of Icharus. He uses a dark background with flickering lights to build a scene of inspiring courage and character—a scene where “fortune favors the bold.”
If you want to feel like you have a personal life coach and trainer, Prince Ea’s eye contact and one-on-one conversation will push you and your resolutions to new heights.
Ellen will make you laugh with her hilarious commentary on New Year’s resolutions. She asked her Facebook fans what resolutions they made, and their responses will make you feel better about your resolutions.
Don’t forget to start the new year with a laugh.
Take some advice from the motivating Kid President. Though it was filmed back in 2013, it’s equally as fun and emboldening for 2018. His resolutions are specific and funny, while reminding us to make resolutions for others as well as for ourselves. He builds a social network around his videos in a way that builds a community of people committed to changing their new year.
Let’s make 2018 an #awesomeyear.
The Bottom Line
This 2018, make a resolution to stick to your resolutions. Watch motivating, empowering, fun, and goofy videos that keep you in the spirit and help you follow-through with the changes you want to see in your life.
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