New Years Resolutions are cliché are arguably a bit outdated. If you want improve something about yourself, why do you have to wait until the new year to achieve it? Gyms get flooded with new memberships only to be neglected a month later. Well, there are certain personality and habitual flaws that we all are needing to work on whether we want to admit it or not. We all have proclivities that we wish that we didn't have and habits that could use breaking. New Year's Eve could be filled with so many expectations, that it will make your head spin. Therefore, it's just better to zero in one one particular resolution that you could try to accomplish in the year 2018.
Every zodiac sign has qualities that are challenging to overcome, and some of them are even contradictory to other's. Rather than giving you a yearly forecast of what your sign has in store for you, this article is focused on pointing out some weaker points. Don't take it personally, but take it as constructive criticism. A new year's resolution is a blank slate to start over, not a time to hang yourself over the past. Look at this as a new beginning and let 2017 be in your rear view window.
Here is the list for both him and her of what your new year's resolution should be according to your zodiac sign:
24 Pisces Man: Learn To Be Your Own Parent
Pisces men are so laid-back and "go with the flow" types of people that make them easy to get along with (they are the sign of the fish after all). They are sensitive souls and can pick up the vibes of other people around them and can cater to each personality as such. They like to please people just as much as they expect other people to give them a good time. The fault in this is that you tend to thwart taking responsibility for yourself and look to others and lean on them more so than you should. If you had too much to drink last night, that is on you for not controlling your intake. If you are hungover today, drink a tall glass of water and learn that maybe you shouldn't do that next time. Your new year's resolution will be to find some independence.
23 Pisces Woman: Don't Take Everything So Personally
Just like Pisces men, Pisces women are sensitive because they feel the emotions of everyone else around them. Though they rarely ever get a complaint about being rude to those around them, they will take in other people's comments and opinions as if they were directly aimed at them. For better or for worse, what other people think matter so much to a Pisces that they sometimes care too much to the point of high anxiety. This can really upset them if they are taken out of context. Since Pisces women have vivid imaginations, this happens fairly easily. It is hard for them to look at things objectively rather than subjectively. The new year's resolution for you, Pisces lady is to worry about the opinion you have about yourself rather than those around you.
22 Aries Man: Have Patience With People
Aries men: you guys have the biggest zest for life and dive into anything head first. You catch onto things at lightning speed unlike any other sign in the entire zodiac. You innate ability to be a quick learner also makes you extremely impatient and less understanding towards people who don't seem to wrap the concept around their heads as quickly as you can. This can make you short-tempered and prone to adult tantrums that no one wants to see or even be seen with. Aries, you need learn to reel in the temperament and learn the art of timing. Not everything is going to come to you as quick as you want it to. Meditation or yoga will help you to be centered in the moment and not worry so much about the immediate future. The key new year's resolution for you is to just slow it down. Good things come to those who wait.
21 Aries Woman: Control Your Tendency To Lose Your Temper
For Aries women, they are similar to their male counterparts in the sense that they have a tendency towards losing their temper when things don't seem to go their way. Yes, sometimes life throws curve balls and people frustrate you. It's hard to no react because you move at such a fast pace. Since this sign represents the self and self-awareness, it is not they way you see yourself that needs to improve, but the way that you see other people. Sure, you understand the inter-workings of your own mind but you fail to see what makes others tick. This can sometimes make the Aries woman seem unsympathetic and in it for herself. However, you are generous and willing to give the shirt off your back even though you don't really understand feelings all that well. The best new year's resolution for you is to take a step back. Think before you react.
20 Taurus Man: Take Initiative Rather Than Waiting For Things To Come
Ruled by Venus, you Taurus men like to sit back, relax and enjoy life. Though you have ambition, it just sometimes takes you awhile to channel it in order for it to come to fruition. Your strong-willed nature can make you stubborn and unable to listen to others who come to you with great advice. Unlike your predecessor Aries who needs to take it down a few notches, it will benefit you to amp up the energy and become proactive rather than reactive. Sometimes, life will seem to pass you by and you will have no idea where all the time went. Sometimes, this leads to regret of not having made more productive use of it. Though you are patient, there are times when you need to pick up the pace and just go for it. Your new year's resolution should be to take more initiative.
19 Taurus Woman: Value Things That Don't Cost Anything
The Taurus woman has elegant taste in fashion and appreciates the finer things in life. After all, Melania Trump is a Taurus (take that for what it's worth). You girls always know how to dress the best and to make your home look breathtaking so much so that it puts Pinterest to shame. You love to live lavishly and even if you aren't exactly a fashionista, you still have laser focus on where to shop and what to buy according to your personal interests. However, that makes you attached to your belongings and can cause you to become possessive of your possessions. It will give you anxiety if your friend hasn't returned those Manolo Blahnik heels or if they forgot to pay back the five bucks that you lent them. Remember that people are more important than things. Your new year's resolution is to value moments and experiences in life that don't cost a dime.
18 Gemini Man: Stop Worrying About What Others Think
Gemini men are community oriented and just want to feel like they belong to a group and are accepted for their opinions. Sometimes, your opinions are prone to change for the sake of appeasing those around you. Just remember that not everyone is going to always agree with you and therefore it is okay to be disagreeable every once in awhile. Out of everyone in the zodiac, you are the best at giving a counterpoint without offending the other party (which doesn't come easy for a lot of people). A Gemini is the happiest when they feel that they can express themselves without the fear of others judging them or believing that they are wrong. Sometimes, it is better to focus on you rather than everybody else around you. This year, your new year's resolution will be to develop your identity apart from the group that shapes you.
17 Gemini Woman: Try Not To Gossip So Much
Gemini women are the first ones to post breaking news on social media to inform the masses. Ruled by Mercury which is the planet of communication, you are the first ones to let everyone know what they need to know. This is a gift but it should never be abused. The biggest challenges for most Gemini gals is to be careful to not stick your nose into people's business where it doesn't belong. You ladies are known to be the gossip queens of the zodiac so just be aware that this isn't high school anymore and that rumors hurt people's reputations. You are a Rolodex of information so use it to educate and inform rather than to slander and ruin the good names of people. Your new year's resolution will be to put a filter on the words that come out of your mouth.
16 Cancer Man: Friends Can Sometimes Come Before Family
Cancers are the most family-oriented out of the entire zodiac and will do anything to spend time with family members. Cancer men in particular make it a priority to put their family members ahead of everyone else in their lives. While this is a noble quality, sometimes you need to think about other people in your life. For example, if you had plans with friends for a long time and your mom calls you on the day of asking to hang out with her, then it is okay to tell her that some other day will have to do. Though Cancers feel horribly guilty when this happens, just remember that you shouldn't flake on your friends either. Your family will understand if you already had plans ahead of time and can't just drop them at the last minute (assuming that they are rational people). The new year's resolution for a Cancer man will be to put more weight on social life this year.
15 Cancer Woman: Put Your Needs First Sometimes
Along with being family-oriented, Cancers are also some of the most selfless people you will ever meet, almost to a fault. Since they are so concerned about the feelings and emotions of everyone around them, they tend to put everyone else's needs ahead of their own. Cancer women take on the burden of being the mother hens of their friend groups and their families. Just understand that they are adults and that they need to take care of themselves without leaning on you. It will never be in your heart to turn them away, but just remember that sometimes you just gotta do you. This is hard concept for Cancers to grasp since they are so receptive to the energies to others around them that sometimes it is overwhelming. Your new year's resolution is to take a step back and re-evaluate your needs without worrying so much about other people.
14 Leo Man: Go After What You Want
Leos are ruled by the sun and have a tendency to just expect things to come to them. Think of all the planets revolving around the sun. Well, sometimes you Leo men believe that people and goals are just going to self-manifest without having to lift a finger. Since you guys are after all a fire sign, there is some ambitious spirit in there. Kind of like the Taurus man, you need to take more initiative. Leos can be creative and powerful, but when they get lazy then nothing ever gets done. If you learn to utilize all that inner optimism and positive vibes, there is literally nothing that you can't do. Motivation doesn't always naturally occur to you so your new year's resolution for 2018 will be really to hone in on it.
13 Leo Woman: Learn To Share The Spotlight
Leo women are fierce, strong and independent creatures who know how to command a room when they walk in. They know how to turn heads without even trying that hard and they naturally become the center of attention. They have a gleam in their eye that keeps people engaged and interested in striking up conversations with them. People are drawn to your like a magnet so that means you are used to all eyes being on you. Just remember to not get too carried away with it to the point where you lose touch with reality. Your new year's resolution will be to develop some self-awareness enough to not steal other people's credit. Remember that it is the people who got you to where you are who matter so make them feel important.
12 Virgo Man: Give Others The Benefit Of The Doubt
Virgo men are sharp and detail-oriented. Therefore, there is not a whole lot that doesn't pass their awareness and mental acumen. For this reason, it can make you guys a little overly skeptical and questioning everything to the point of doubt. While it is smart to question ideas and concepts that don't make complete sense to you, don't just blow it off as nonsense just because you don't agree with it. Remember that other people, (even if it seems like they are your opponents) have a brain too and resources to come up with developed thoughts. The next time you find yourself doubting something or someone, cut them some slack and acknowledge that maybe there is a reason for them to think or act the way that they do. Your new year's resolution will be to give others the benefit of that doubt.
11 Virgo Woman: Relax And Stop Worrying So Much
Virgo ladies, your are so practical and pragmatic that your friends look to you for everyday advice. They seek your knowledge in what to wear, how to decorate their house, organize their mess, or even just how to basically manage their time in an efficient manner. You get sh** done when everyone else seems to slack off and procrastinate. Ruled by the dark side of Mercury, you have a need to be in motion as a course of action for productivity. For this very same reason, this can make you neurotic and fixated on mundane little details that don't really matter in real life. Take some relaxing time to yourself. Your new year's resolution will be to have some chill time with all the noise drawn out this year.
10 Libra Man: Practice Saying "No"
Libras are ruled by Venus which is the planet that represents relationships, love and beauty. Libra men are at their very happiest when they have a social circle that they can spend their time around. So many plans are made and you find yourself being invited to events just because your light-hearted nature makes you fun to be around. Rather than cancelling on plans if you can't make it, you tend to have a bad habit of just flaking without giving any kind of explanation. Since you have a fear of offending people by telling them you can't make it, you would rather just avoid the subject altogether. Unbeknownst to you, it actually causes more inconvenience and grief for others when you flake rather than just saying, "sorry not tonight." It's okay to say no when you simply cannot live up to that promise.
9 Libra Woman: Keep Some Things To Yourself
Libras aren't the types to internalize their emotions since they have a need to communicate with people. While this can be a good tactic in resolving conflict or even preventing it before it happens, don't let it fall on the ears of the wrong people. Try to keep intimate details of your life to yourself if you find that you are not in the company of your inner circle or those that you know you can 100% trust. There is a difference between small talk and spouting off your personal business and sometimes Libra women in particular have a hard time drawing that line. Your new year's resolution for this year will be to try and have some self-reflection on what you can do to overcome your problems independently. Not everyone needs to know what you did last night.
8 Scorpio Man: Practice Saying "Yes"
Scorpio men: when we say practice "saying yes", that doesn't mean to just blindly go along with things that you know that you don't want to do. On the contrary, this means just accepting the situations, people and circumstances for what they are rather than trying to change them into something that you see fit. The biggest thing that many Scorpios struggle with is learning that not everything is within their realm of control and sometimes they just have to go with the flow. Since Scorpio men are ruled by Mars (the planet of action) and Pluto (the planet of power), they have a tendency to believe that everything is going to work in their favor if they try hard enough. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Your new year's resolution will be just to say, "eff it, fine I'll do it" rather than trying to resist.
7 Scorpio Woman: Start Letting Others Know How You Feel
The jig is up, Scorpio ladies. You are not as stoic and stone-faced as you try to make yourself out to be. You are closeted emotional cases and if there is no outlet to let that out, then you can wind up in an emotional turmoil type of vortex that you don't ever want to find yourself in. You find it hard to trust other people so that is why so many of your issues go unresolved. The pride of not letting someone know that you got under their skin keeps you from confronting them in a more straightforward and healthy way. Once you get some warm vibes from someone that they are trustworthy, go ahead and let them know how you feel. It won't be as scary as you think. Your new year's resolution will be to not internalize everything and be more emotionally expressive.
6 Sagittarius Man: Develop Some Self-Control
Sagittarius men just want it all. They want the jet-setting life, the lofty job, a slew of hot girls at their fingertips and for it to come easy. Being ruled by Jupiter (the planet of luck and expansion), those things actually do come easy for you out of all the signs in the zodiac. You look at life as a never-ending learning experience and aren't afraid to take risks along the way. These "fly by the edge of your seat" types of behaviors are also what gets you into trouble. Rather than living in the moment, sometimes it's better to think about the consequences before you do something impetuous. This can be hard for someone as free-spirited and fast-thinking as you, but a little bit of self control goes a long way. Your new year's resolution will be to think before you act.
5 Sagittarius Woman: Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
Sagittarius women are sassy, ambitious and aren't afraid to go after what they want with full speed ahead. They are known for trying to do it all and making huge leaps and bounds in between. They are so independent that they forget to ask others for help when they need it. Sometimes, their time management skills suck and before they know it, the entire day has passed them and they don't even realize where all their hours went. There is only so much that one individual can do within such a short period of time that you have a tendency to overestimate yourself to the point of exhaustion. Though you are able to accomplish what many others are not, remember not to bite off more than you can chew. Your new year's resolution will be to be more collective and prioritize your tasks.
4 Capricorn Man: Change Your Attitude About Abundance
Capricorn men are naturally ambitious and don't need a push or external motivation in order to pursue what they want out of life. Like the mountain goat, they climb the highest mountain and have the ability to maneuver past any obstacles that stand in their way. Their career is what they tend to focus on over anything else that goes on in their personal life. Capricorn is the sign that is the most concerned with money and sometimes they fail to see how one can be rich in other areas of their life. They have such a one-track mind that life will pass them by if they don't learn to value the relationships they have with the people in their life. Your new year's resolution will be to make and effort to spend more time with friends and family. No one on their death bed ever said that they wished they would have worked more.
3 Capricorn Woman: Learn To Live In The Moment
Capricorn women like to plan ahead and they are always thinking about what will happen in the future. Like their male counterparts, these ladies like to know what is coming and prepare for it. Life doesn't always work that way because there will always be unexpected changes that make it so things don't always go as planned. Though Capricorns seem reserved and even a little bit shy on the surface, they are people who are sticklers for making sure business gets taken care of above all else. A perfect new year's resolution for a Capricorn woman will be to just look around and appreciate the now. See what is happening in the moment and appreciate it rather than being a worrywart about what will happen tomorrow.
2 Aquarius Man: Be Open To Other Perspectives
Aquarians are a fixed air sign so that means their thoughts and opinions are staying right where they are without anything changing them. Aquarian men specifically tend to be set in their ways and love a good debate just to see how far they can make someone else look inferior. Luckily, they are the types that know a little bit about everything because they actually are well-educated and soak up knowledge like a sponge. It is not wise to contradict and Aquarian man because he can shut you down as if you were a kindergartner by comparison. To you, Aquarian dude: your new year's resolution will be to listen to the opinions of other people and try to understand them rather than blowing them off as idiots. You would be surprised by how much you will learn.
1 Aquarius Woman: Value Your Alone Time
Aquarian women represent friendship and impersonal relationships (meaning acquaintances). These girls make for the best companions because they are the least judgmental. Like Libras, Aquarians thrive in situations that are social and involved networking and meeting new people for the first time. They love meeting like-minded individuals that share the same quirky traits and unique personality characteristics. They treat everyone equally and with respect which is why they have large circles of friends. This makes for a lot neglected time to be alone and to self-reflect on things that are going on intrinsically. Sometimes, the sign of Aquarius is fearful of being alone even though they will never admit it. This year, your new year's resolution will be to take some time to yourself even if it is just for a short period of time once a week at the house.