In this blog, we are going to discuss the foolproof way to achieve your New Year's resolutions:
I know December is normally the time for parties, vacation, merriment, etc. Nothing wrong with that at all!
However, if you start making incremental moves toward your goals TODAY, by the time January 1st rolls around, your resolutions (or the activities needed to achieve the resolutions) have already started to become more habitual.
Whatever your resolution is, in order to successfully stick to it, you’ll likely need to implement a new habit or change a behavior.
Unfortunately behavioral changes take time and aren’t something that can happen overnight (on average, it takes 66 days before a behavior becomes automatic), which is all the more reason to start today!
That being said, what is the action or habit that you are going to focus on completing daily that will help you to achieve your goal?
If your goal is to lose 10lbs, maybe you decide that in order to achieve that goal, you are going to walk 10k steps a day. The reality is that, if you average 2k steps a day now, ramping up your steps to 10k overnight is not sustainable. Try averaging 5k steps for a couple of weeks first.
If your goal is to wake up at 5am but you wake up at 8am now, such a drastic change isn’t likely to stick. Try waking up at 7:45am for a week, then 7:15am, then 6:45am, then 6:30am, and so on.
Achieving those small wins builds your confidence, instills new habits, and moves you closer to where you want to be.
Brick by brick, baby!
When January 1st does arrive, we don’t wake up brand-new people, but we’ve done the work to lay a pretty solid foundation moving forward, and we are well on our way to successfully carrying out those New Year’s resolutions.
So who’s with me?! Want to start your 2023 in December? 🙋🏼♀️