Many people make New Year’s resolutions – things they’ll start, or stop, doing on January 1st. They’ll diet, exercise more, stop smoking, cut down on their drinking or take charge of their finances. Those are all great goals, so why wait? Why not start right now?
You’ll get a running head start and a few days from now, eating better, walking on the treadmill, and saving a few dollars will be more of a habit rather than a shock to your system. You’ll also avoid the spending, eating and drinking that often accompanies the week after Christmas and into New Year’s Eve that makes change even more difficult.
If you absolutely need the January 1st fresh start, you can at the very least, begin to prepare for change. Write down your New Year’s resolutions and make sure you have clear, measurable goals. Assemble some tools that will support your efforts – download a food tracking app, buy some running clothes, sketch out a monthly budget – and tell friends and family about your big plans.
As we wrap up 2019, wouldn’t it be great to have an extra two or three weeks to meet your goals? You’ll get that extra time for 2020 if you start right now.
Here are a few links to products that will get you going:
- Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals
- New Years Resolution Journal: Let’s Crush This Shit – 2018 Goal Planner Workbook for Goal Setting, Daily Planning and ACTUALLY Getting Shit Done (How … Your Goals Motivational Notebooks) (Volume 2)
- Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice – Michelle Obama
- Principles for Success – Ray Dalio