National Quitters Day. Have you heard of it?
Apparently, it’s a day that has been set aside to recognize when most people abandon their New Year’s resolution. Yes, they’ve actually done research to show that your motivation begins to waiver on the second Friday in January. This year it was January 12th. So, all those goals you set, all those promises you made to yourself, are discarded. Whether you vowed to exercise more, spend less money or take more time for yourself, you leave all that behind and fall back into your old habits. It takes only two weeks to surrender to your old self.
Well, if you fall into the category of resolution quitter, all is not lost. Let’s think about this in a different way:
What if we stop thinking of our resolutions as goals. Instead, envision them as patterns that need to be tweaked. What if we committed to 1%. That’s it – only 1%, to being better every day. That’s doable, isn’t it? Not overwhelming at all. Think about it. Just 1% better at:
- Losing that extra weight
- Saving more money
- Being kinder to our neighbor, our family, ourselves!
I’m going to start my 1% tomorrow. NO – I’m going to start RIGHT NOW. Yes. I envision a healthier lifestyle for myself. I’m packing my bag for the gym tonight and won’t let excuses get in my way. Yes, my 1% starts right now. What about you? Want to give it a try?