Ahhh, good old New Year’s resolutions. Now we all know that these seemingly solemn oaths are, more often than not, nothing more than optimistic rants as you stumble around on the dance floor forgetting to lean on the more sober of your friends. But this small yet mildly serious offering is written in the hopes that after the hangovers have passed and your house has been restored to its former glory (almost), you may be able to remember making one of the following resolutions. Hell, perhaps you might even carry it through. Perhaps!

Work harder

This is a broad resolution. It covers many bases and is the perfect choice for those who are struggling, whether down to intoxication or pure laziness, to think of resolutions. This resolution can be applied to all aspects of life: your studies, sports, washing the dishes. You name it, this resolution has it covered.

Travel more

The world is a big place full of exotic destinations and life-changing adventures. With the dawning of a new year, many drown their sorrows and wallow in self pity about not having seen enough of the world. But nowadays this resolution is more than achievable, particularly for students. The entire summer off, thousands of ridiculously cheap flights, and beer all over the world getting cheaper by the minute. What’s not to like?

Lose weight

Another classic new year resolution, and one often made as a direct result of the turkey-related sins committed on Christmas Day. While the shedding of this post-Christmas weight is more of a natural process, sticking a New Year’s resolution behind it never hurt anyone.

Quit smoking

An absolute gem, and probably the most broken New Year’s resolution in the history of, well, New Year’s resolutions. In all seriousness though, if being herded into a temporary holding area every time you enter a club is becoming a bit of a drag (no pun intended), this may be the resolution to stick with. This horrific prospect ain’t what it used to be. Nowadays you can wean yourself off of cigarettes onto the 21st century version of a nicotine patch – the electronic cigarette. These bad boys mean that you can chill with your mates while smoking rather than having to go outside and chew on a bale of hay with the rest of the cattle. Fewer chemicals can’t hurt either.

Whether or not we stick to our New Year’s resolutions, the turn of the year wouldn’t be the same without them. Perhaps this year will be THE year, just like last year was supposed to the THE year, and the year before that, and, well, you get the picture.