How’d your New Year Resolutions go?

Discussion in 'Life Experiences' started by Shulkle , Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Shulkle

    Shulkle Still the worst fight maker

    Jan 7, 2016
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    Some if you may remember this thread, where Tracey asked about other people’s New Year Resolutions. Well, it’s that time of year again, and instead of making brand new ones all over again, how about we reflect on these resolutions we all made in the end of last year, and ask ourselves whether we accomplished them, or essientially lied to yourself, giving yourself more credit than you really are. So how about it? I’ll start by checking off the list I put in that thread Tracey put up.

    1) I actually did get an A in all my classes, barely.
    2) I never did apply, so that’s a no.
    3) Never learned a new language.
    4) I think I did that, maybe.
    5) I can’t tell.
    Yep, I failed my Resolutions overall.
    #1 Shulkle , Dec 31, 2017
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  2. CCshinobi

    CCshinobi Filmmaker, Animator

    Aug 7, 2011
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    Man, I was just about to make a thread for New Year resolutions too D: Oh well, I'll post what I have to say here:

    I honestly failed most of my resolutions for 2017, but after studying up on building motivation and stronger habits, I managed to achieve 3 of them! I'm aiming to renew and work toward some of them again this year!

    If you guys are also having a problem with failing resolutions every year, keep in mind that sometimes it's more about the journey than the destination. Even if your resolutions feel overwhelming or if you don't achieve them within a year, you should at least strive to make as much progress as possible.

    I recommend making your goals specific and breaking them down into small habits so that you'll train your willpower like a muscle and develop a steady rate of progress over time. This is what I did the past year and the result has been my involvement in over 20 film projects, a recent festival award, 3 internships (2 of which I'm starting this coming January), and losing 15 pounds! :D

    Without further ado, here are my resolutions for 2018. I'm keeping them smaller this time so I don't depress myself too lol
    • Finish my part in Smash Wall Collab 2018 by animating for at least 4 hours a day 3x a week minimum.
    • Continue daily focus meditations - 10 minutes in the morning, 10 at night.
    • ACTUALLY be more active on MM again by posting and checking in on the forum for at least 30 minutes 3x a week.
    • Finish 2 episodes of Soldiers of Scania by writing, animating, or editing the project for at least 5 hours a week.
    • Build a stronger exercise habit by hitting the gym at least 4x a week for 30-45 minutes.
    • Actually be more active on YouTube - 1 video per month minimum.
    • Write and direct 2 independent short films. Spend at least 3 hours a week working or developing ideas on one.
    • Fix my hygiene by going to bed early and waking up on time before class/work. No more consecutive all-nighters D:
    • Try two new skills/hobbies this year. Spend 30 minutes a week on this.
    • Finish 2 games in my Steam library, but no more than 4 hours a week on playing these.
    Looking forward to hearing everyone else's reflections and resolutions!
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  3. Garrett

    Garrett Guest

    Going to be honest, I didn't make any resolutions last year because I didn't know what awaited me on the road ahead, didn't know what in the actual fuck I was doing or wanted to do, all I knew was I wanted to be a creator of beautiful things, as stupid as that sounds.

    Wasn't until about mid February did I figure out I wanted to be a master of visuals, effects, shinythings all around. And so I got to work, got into several, amazing groups, that both did work, and did not. And in the end I've made a hell of alot of things that I'm proud of, but I still feel like it isnt anywhere near enough.

    So this year I resolve to take things 10 steps further than I ever thought conceivable of doing last year. This year I'll be putting out more tests, content and personal projects that will be sure to drop some jaws. I may not be a professional yet, but this year I'm at least going to get close.

    And to those of you who've supported me through it all (you know who you are), you have my deepest gratitude, as I couldn't have gotten this far without ya.

    Here's to 2018
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  4. Delto

    Delto I 'unno

    Nov 15, 2017
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    My New Year Resolutions are always basic and easy because I know I will never accomplish almost anything. :^)
    To keep it short and sweet, just try not to fuck up. Unfortunately I tend to not follow that so much so fuck.
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  5. Kokorz

    Kokorz Kokorz

    Oct 7, 2016
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    New year's resolution? To actually finish something.

    I failed.

    My new year's resolution again? To finish something.
    #5 Kokorz, Jan 2, 2018
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  6. Juan.

    Juan. Veteran Membah'

    Apr 7, 2010
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    No need to wait for a whole year to make a decision.
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  7. Collin

    Collin Oppai

    Jul 5, 2011
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    [x] Got a job (technically got it in 2017 and start in 2018)
    [x] Finished College
    [x] Wasted another <current year> of my life

    gud enuff
    #7 Collin , Jan 5, 2018
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