A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life. ~Wikipedia
My new year resolutions are usually habits that I want to form.
Do you have any goals for next year? How do you plan on achieving them? Are you starting on the first day of 2021?
I have made tons of new year resolutions before and it all became goals that were left behind, but I believe my resolutions for next year will be different for one reason. I discovered micro habits.
Instead of making immediate big daily goals, you can work yourself up to them by breaking them down so that you have no excuse to complete the goals.
Big goal/habit- write 2 500 words a day
Micro habit/goals- write 50 words day 1-3… 100 words day 4-6… 250 words day 7-10, etc.
Do you see the difference? Instead of going strong with 3 000 words a day you build yourself up to that.
Let’s say you want to exercise 1 hour 4 times a weak.
You can start by doing 5-10 minutes of exercise 2 times a weak. Then the next weak you exercise 10-20 minutes three times a weak, etc.
The reason for building yourself up to the big goal instead of immediately indulging yourself in it is because if you do that you will get tired and unmotivated and your mind will make excuse after excuse not to complete the goal. Before you know it, the habit you were trying to build is long forgotten and given up on.
Whereas you start with a micro habit, in other words, start small, you make it easy for yourself to complete the goal without hesitation. A habit is being built and you can slowly take on more. This way your habit will stick once you reach your big goal.
I have a few resolution; habits I want to have in 2021: (My big goals)
Write 3 000 words a day
Write 3 blogs a weak
Learn 30 words/phrases of Spanish a day
Read a book a weak
Meditate 1 hour a day
Starting Monday, 24 days before New Years, I will start making these habits a reality through using micro habits.
Do you have any new year resolutions? How will you achieve them?