A resolution a day: Replace your New Year’s resolution with daily resolutions
With January coming to an end, it would hardly be a surprise to know that most of us have probably already abandoned our New Year’s resolutions and reverted back to our pre-2015 ways.
The general ineffectiveness of New Year’s resolutions doesn’t mean that we should abandon the notion entirely. On the contrary, making resolutions can be the perfect way to transform yourself for the better. The key to making them stick is implementing them one step at a time. This can be done by abandoning the notion of a New Year’s resolution and replacing it instead with daily resolutions.
Much like New Year’s resolutions, daily resolutions are quite simply your declaration of making a change, whether it be in regards to your health, career, social life, or beyond. The only difference is that you will be replacing lofty resolutions that may be intimidating and overwhelming with far more attainable goals on a day-by-day basis.
It’s not always easy to see short-term goals as particularly substantial compared to long-term, and in many cases this may hold true. In the world of PR, it is important to anticipate how certain decisions will play out in the long-run before acting on them. However, this isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to our personal resolutions.
While such small-scale goals may not seem as useful in the grand scheme of things, the reality is that they are more likely to lead to long-term, lasting change than resolutions made on a larger scale. This is because daily resolutions are easier to commit to, and provide consistent motivation by allowing you to feel as though you have met your goal each day. With each successful day that passes, you are building positive new habits and working your way towards a New Year’s resolution gone right.
If your resolution for 2015 was to exercise more often, make your daily resolution to try a new kind of workout, like yoga or barre. If your 2015 resolution was to eat healthier meals, make your daily resolution to pack a healthy lunch from home instead of eating out. These are just a few examples of ways that you can break down your New Year’s resolutions and transform them into daily resolutions, allowing you to stick to your goals and ultimately achieve success!
What are some daily resolutions you can think of that break down New Year’s resolutions into more attainable goals? Share them with us below or tweet me @tamarahoumi