This is the reason sales of gym memberships soar in January and why gym attendance plummets in February.
It’s hard to imagine what can happen in one year but each year we try again to do better.
Understand, I’m not telling anyone to stop making New Years resolutions. In fact, I’ think we would do better to make a resolution EVERYDAY for only that day. That way it’s more likely over time that change will happen slowly over the year instead of all at once from January 1st onward.
Think of what you could do if you made 365 small day-long resolutions in a row. You would probably accomplish more with those 365 small resolutions than with a solitary yearly one.
What kind of daily resolution could you make?
- To be kinder to those closest to you for this one day.
- To repeat positive phrases quietly in your mind for this one day.
- To show up on time for this one day.
- To remove social media from your life for this one day.
- To give the best service you can for this one day.
- To read something positive for this one day.
- To give an honest compliment to three or more people just for today.
- Anonymously perform one act of kindness for today.
The list can go on and on.
Why wait for a year to roll around when you can resolve to do something good every time the day begins?
Perhaps the title of this article is wrong, New Years resolutions ARE important. Sometimes what is more important isn’t the big efforts we make to improve our lives, but the small ones.
About The Author
David Barron owns New Hampshire Hypnosis and is a veteran hypnotist with over 20 years of experience. He regularly teaches hypnosis and has published multiple books about the mind under the pen name Dantalion Jones. Click here to read his amazon authors page.