We love new beginnings, fresh starts, and renewed motivation to make ourselves into the people we know, deep down, we want to be, create the life we've always dreamed of, or even just reading that book we've been putting off.
But...how many people really stick to their New Years Resolutions anyway? Most of us make promises to ourselves, start out strong, then slowly fade back to square one. (<--guilty!)
But hey, who can blame us? We see all our friends and family pumped up to better themselves, we want in on that too. We love feeling 'that much' closer to what we want for ourselves. And that's okay! However, if you're like us, you want to see change that really sticks. You want results.
So, friend, we are going to give you what so many marketers these days are calling a "life hack", something you can do right now that will set you on the path to the change you seek. Ready? Good.
Change something Every Day.
....that's it? It's not something a little more 'profound' than that? (You might be asking) And the answer is yes, that's it.
The reason we put off our resolutions and goals is because we try to tackle everything at the beginning, while we're motivated. Once our mind starts feeling the resistance of changing (triggered in the limbic system which regulates fight or flight response), it gets really easy to put it off. "I'll do it tomorrow-itis" kicks in.
In reality, we don't just 'wake up' one day with bad habits, they developed over time. So, to instill our good habits, we do it much the same way: persistence. Plus, the more comfortable we get making even the smallest changes on a daily basis, the less our brains are likely to 'resist' future changes.
So this week, try changing something for the better every day.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator, get to bed early and/or wake up earlier, unplug for an hour or two, and maybe read chapter 1 of that book we mentioned early.
Try this, and let us know how it worked for you. We love it when we hear from our community and know that we have been able to help them in some way, great or small.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Stefani is a space travel enthusiasts and Pharm Table Staff Writer. She studies and practices personal development in hopes of teaching others that they too can be the person they want to be.