Meghan Markle's advice on New Year's resolutions? Don't make them

The Royal family at Sandringham on Christmas Day Featuring: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Where: Sandringham, United Kingdom When: 25 Dec 2017 Credit:

Debating what to make your New Year's resolution this year?

Actress Meghan Markle has some words of advice: Don't.

In an archived post to her now-defunct blog The Tig, the now-fiancee of Prince Harry wrote in 2016 about her tendency to lay out the same resolutions each year -- and her failure to stick to each.

A better strategy, Markle decided, would be to have none at all -- at least, not in the traditional sense.

“Run a marathon. Stop biting my nails. Stop swearing. Re-learn French. These make my New Year’s resolution list nearly (AKA actually every) single year,” the then-34-year-old wrote. “The marathon hasn’t happened. The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks. Then there’s the French – a language I studied through high school and then lost as I immersed myself in speaking Spanish with the Argentinians during my stint in Buenos Aires. I have put my little Rosetta Stone headset in my eager ears every year, resolving to do interviews en français, but much to my chagrin, it hasn’t stuck.

“And when it comes to the biting of the nails – well, it still happens with a turbulent flight or a stressful day. It’s unladylike. But then again, so is the swearing. Dammit,” she continued.

“This year, I resolve not to have a resolution,” she concluded. “For this new year, the only thing I aim to do is to approach life playfully. To laugh and enjoy, to keep my standards high but my level of self-acceptance higher.

“My New Year’s resolution is to leave room for magic. To make my plans, and be okay if they sometimes break. To set my goals, but to be open to change,” Markle added.

Interestingly enough, it would be mere months after laying out this agenda that Markle met her now-fiance, Prince Harry, on a blind date.

Having announced their engagement in November, the pair is set to wed in May.

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