Lose weight, get in shape, get organized, do more, do less, we’ve all made at least a few New Year’s resolutions in our time.
Some resolutions require a lifestyle change and some require a single act of action.
For me, the resolutions that tend to be more successful are those requiring a single act. Lifestyle changes take more than just a jotting down a foggy wish on a napkin at the breakfast table on January 1st. They take a whole mental shift, a concerted effort to change who you are. Well for the most part I kind of like who I am (at least most days), I just want a few improvements.
So look to “single-act” resolutions that can positively impact your life. This works especially well if that impact then extends beyond the single action. Some examples:
- Want to lose weight, take your neighbor’s dog for a walk.
- Want a nicer yard, dig a hole.
- Want to get organized, sign up for a bigger storage unit.
Now experts might call this addressing the symptoms and not the problems, but I say “Hey, if you’re not coughing, sneezing or feeling lousy, does it really matter that you have a cold”, – of course not.
So here’s how it works …