Most people make New Year’s resolutions around New Year.
But, what if you’d make New Year’s resolutions in December?
The idea is to specify what you want to do in 2020 one month in advance and execute.
One advantage of this strategy is that you’re on track when most people will go off track. When most people slack off and give way to bad habits between Christmas and New Year, you make progress. While most people struggle uphill, you go into January with quiet confidence.
Additionally, you have already gathered feedback on your resolutions when it’s New Year. While most people struggle to get into the game, you already have momentum on your side. While others delay by making plans, you evaluate your progress, adjust and keep going.
In this way you set yourself up for future success. While most people quit in January, you leverage your progress to get further ahead. This will make it more likely that you’ll stick with your resolutions long enough to turn them into a lifestyle.
If you make New Year’s resolutions in December you set yourself up for a head start in January. You have momentum that you can leverage to turn your resolutions into a lifestyle.