Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Fresh

The phrase “New Year’s resolution” probably makes you think of the typical January goals (e.g., lose weight, eat better, spend less money). This year, challenge yourself by setting smaller goals out of the ordinary that help you achieve that final resolution.

Switch it up

Incorporate variety into your goals so you don’t lose interest when your willpower weakens. For example, if your goal is to exercise more often, try committing to one new form of physical activity each month. If you want to increase your volunteer time or charitable giving, try devoting your time and resources to a different organization each month.

Spread the word

Sharing your goals with others will help you stay accountable and make the journey more fun. For example, if your goal is to spend less money eating out, try having a different friend over for dinner each week. Or if you are trying to exercise more often, take a different buddy with you each time you go.

It’s a new year full of new opportunities. Keep it fresh by setting goals outside of the norm. Challenge yourself, but most importantly, have fun!