These are the questions to ask ourselves right now. Imagine a year from now, as we’re finishing 2014 — what new habits will you have then?
You can take the usual approach and make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions, and fail at pretty much all of them. Or you can focus on one habit a month, and use proven techniques to make them stick.
At the end of a year, you’ll have 12 new habits. Even if only half of those habits managed to stick, your life would be greatly changed.
May I make a few suggestions?
- Aim for long-term changes that will have compound interest over the years.
- Make one change at a time for maximum effectiveness.
- Find accountability to help yourself stick to the changes.
- One per month means 12 changes for the year.
Here are the 12 changes I suggest for 2014:
- Wake early
- Let go of expectations
- Simple living
- Improve relationships