Throw Away Your New Year’s Resolution

Resolutions 2012

Resolutions 2012 (Photo credit: simplyla)

Happy New Year to all of you.  I hope 2014 brings you everything you desire!  But if you have a New Year’s Resolution — I urge you to throw it away.  Yep — that’s right.  I think there is a much better way to get organized, be healthier, become more productive etc. etc.

Get Rid of that Resolution

It Really Works

This tactic really works.  And the reason I know is because I used it last year.  I’ve been into yoga here and there but really wanted to incorporate it into my life.  So instead of resolving to “do yoga” — I made a goal for myself to “practice yoga for 10 minutes a day.”

This very specific goal turned out to be the best approach for me.  It’s not overwhelming — I’m not intimidated by 10 minutes a day like I might be to commit to an hour long class a few times a week.

So since last year — every day (ok, most days…but I don’t beat myself up if I don’t do it) I do yoga for 10 minutes in the morning.

What’s your goal for this year?

2 replies
  1. Kosio Angelov
    Kosio Angelov says:

    Cool video Paula!

    I also think that New Year resolutions are overrated but that is mainly because people try to go from 0 to 100 overnight. If people spread out their goals over the course of the entire year, they automatically become much more attainable.

    Happy New Year!

    • Paula Rizzo
      Paula Rizzo says:

      Hi Kosio – thanks for your comment! It’s so true — people set themselves up for failure when it comes to resolutions. Just take baby steps — much easier! Happy New Year! -Paula


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