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Steph Barnes
December 28, 2017 9:00 am

There’s something magical about new beginnings. And with 2018 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions.

HOWEVER, according to Psychology Today, New Year’s resolutions can make some people feel depressed, unnecessarily stressed out, or disappointed in themselves. And, tbh, we totally get it. While we aren’t opposed to resolutions or self-improvement, sometimes it feels as though there’s far too much pressure to make a dramatic life-change. And because of this, we’ve compiled some New Year’s resolution quotes to actually inspire you this year. Because at the end of the day, resolutions should make us feel better, never worse.

These New Year’s resolution quotes will help on days when you just feel like giving up on your goals, whatever they may be. And even if you don’t plan on making resolutions at all this year, these words can still inspire you to wipe the slate clean and get invigorated for all that 2018 has in store.

So without further ado, here are 11 New Year’s resolution quotes to prepare you for January 1st — and beyond.

1You got this.

Don’ tell yourself you can’t. You can.

2Keep your resolutions close…

Don’t focus so much on January 1st. Focus on making every day of the new year special.

3Focus less on the past.

Use 2018 to let go of the negative.

4You can always start again.

5Let go of what’s holding you back.

Wise words.

6Don’t sacrifice your freedom.

You belong somewhere close to me, far away from your trouble and worries.

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Don’t be afraid to say goodbye to anything or anyone who doesn’t make you feel like your authentic self. Remember this, little wildflower.

7Compare yourself to others less.

Perhaps this is the year you focus less on what others are doing, and more on yourself and your own happiness (because remember, those seemingly “perfect” pictures on social media often aren’t what they appear anyway).

8Look forward, not back.

Use the new year to let go of what doesn’t serve you or make you happy, and focus on the beautiful things the future can hold.

9The universe has your back!

Look deep inside yourself and you will find infinity.

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10Start now.

You’ll never realize how truly great you can be if you never get started.

11It’s okay to fail.

And on those days when you feel like things just aren’t working out, try to find the lessons. Jay-Z is a wise man.

We hope these New Year’s resolution quotes inspire you, and we’re wishing you an amazing 2018!

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