New Year, New You

With 2019 approaching its end, a new decade will soon be upon us, and there’s no better time to pick up new habits than January 1st. However, some people don’t know where to start with the changes they want for themselves. Before you make the changes you want, you need to know why. For example, if you want to make more money, make sure you have a reason backing it up. In this scenario, the motivation behind it would be wanting financial stability. Unlike this example, most positive changes are something you want, not something you need for survival, meaning that your motivation has to be rock-solid. Once you have your motivation, you’ll need to complete one more challenge before the main event. Resources are essential to any project, and one resource that is in extremely short supply is time. Messing with schedules can be a hassle, but putting time and energy into anything is a recipe for success. Now that your plan of attack has been organized, execute it with as much passion as you had when thinking about it. The first three weeks are crucial to keep your patterns and habits up, whether it’s jogging or eating healthy. Just keep in mind that everything is good in moderation. For example, if you push yourself beyond your limit when running or working out, then you’ll ultimately hemorrhage time and energy by wearing yourself out. If your resolution or goal is something like cleaning out a closet or tackling your spring cleaning early, then by the end of week three you should have a job well done! If your goal is a pattern or habit you’d like to keep up indefinitely, then keep at it. A reward system can also be a surefire way to motivate yourself and keep up your routine. With that, it’s time to start making a list of New Year’s resolutions!