Chances are good that you’ve already decided to ditch your New Year’s resolution.
I am, to be clear, a believer in the power of putting arbitrary constraints on yourself in order to achieve something. It’s why I make to-do lists (and write “make to-do list” at the top of the list, for an immediate hit of accomplishment), why I demand deadline even when writing an evergreen story and why I agree…
We’re a few days into the new year now. How’s that resolution going? Not so great, huh? Look, some resolutions are just bad. Yours is probably one of them.
Forget January—where do you see yourself next December? Resolutions fizzle out, but a year-long plan for your hobby or habit can have a longer, sweeter payoff.
Getting ready to hit the gym in January? Here’s your starter pack of all the information you need to walk into the gym with confidence and build a habit that will last all year long.
If you’ve made resolutions, you don’t want to forget about them when the novelty of the new year has worn off. Nagbot is a fun texting app that helps you stick to your goals by texting you regular reminders.
If you have big plans for the year, you want to turn them into actionable tasks to ensure they actually get done. One way to do this? Focus on one resolution a month.
Goals have been a central part of my personal, professional, and financial successes for as long as I can remember. I remember setting personal goals even as a child, such as personal summer reading challenges and savings goals, and that initiative has continued into adulthood.
Creating new, better habits is a challenge on its own, no matter how motivated you are. Check out these four common stages of habit building to identify where you are in the change process—and push yourself through to the next step.
Now that the chaos of the holiday season is over, a lot of us are vowing to make changes for our health—but we know that ambitious resolutions don’t always work out so well. So instead of saying you’ll “lose weight” or “eat better,” try one or two of these simple, concrete changes.
New Year’s resolutions have a high potential to fail, and that can make the end of every year a huge bummer instead of a celebration. Don’t stress over resolutions this year, and try these forward-thinking alternatives instead.
Is today the day you’re going to start working out more often? Or are you just getting back to what you used to do before all the holiday parties messed with your schedule? Either way, it’s time to get started. We’ve picked out six workouts that are perfect for your first (or second) day back.
New Year’s is a great opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come and where we hope to go next. The trouble is, most of us then proceed to set entirely unrealistic resolutions that we ultimately fail. Here are the most common failed resolutions, and how to approach them instead.
Looking back on the past year can help you figure out where you want to spend your time and energy next year, whether that’s continuing your successes or remembering lessons you learned from failure. Ask yourself these three questions for a look back.
Getting healthy and fit is the most common new year’s resolution for most people. If you want to achieve that goal—or any goal in the new year, psychologists recommend these three strategies.
The start of a new year is when many people make a resolution to eat healthier, exercise more, and lose weight. But a recent study suggests that most of that weight people plan on losing is actually gained during the holidays. Now’s the time to make a preemptive strike.
The next time you make goal, focus it into a rule to make it easier to accomplish. Creating a specific rule that’s easy to follow gives you an actionable step that helps you build—and keep—momentum.
I don’t really do resolutions like “running” or “clean eating,” but I do enjoy the “take charge of your life!” energy that each January brings. Instead of harnessing that energy to start a diet, consider making a few resolutions that aim to improve your kitchen and kitchen-related skills.
2016 is here, and most of us are scrambling to make up a few New Year’s resolutions that, frankly, we’ll probably forget about in February. Here’s how to create a resolution that actually sticks so you can better yourself this year.
With any goal, pitfalls are usually inevitable. You want to eat healthier but your coworker brings cupcakes. You want to save money but your car needs work. To stay ahead of setbacks, give your goal an if-then plan.