I’ve written before about how I’m more likely to make resolutions in the fall than at new years’. This is probably because a) I love the structure of a school year, even though it’s been a lot of years since I’ve been in school; b) I’d rather make resolutions around my age than any other arbitrary measurement [hence my 31 in 31]; and c) by the time New Year’s Day rolls around, I’m usually battling seasonal affective depression, so I usually prefer spending time in bed with Netflix to self-improvement.
However, I love reading about behavior change. So here’s some good stuff to fill your Sunday.
Here’s a list of the most common New Year’s Resolutions for Americans, and ways you can make them happen a little easier.
Thirteen fresh starts for your new year – vintage Sarah Von at her finest.
Celebrate it whenever you want to and whenever it works best for you, because New Year’s is arbitrary.
Michelle is brilliant. Go read this: How to make your habits stick using anchor habits.
If your resolution is to get a better education, start here. [I did one of Stanford's open courses last semester, and this year I'm hoping to do a couple more. Awesome stuff, and completely gratis.]
50 Radical Resolutions from the lovely Ashe Mischief.
For freelancers and solopreneurs: stuff you should measure at the year’s end to make sure you’re doing awesome work and to set your goals for next year.
One from my own archives: Stuff I wanted to stop doing at the start of 2009. [After I posted that, I quit my not-so-great-paying job, moved to another state to go to school, and then got a better job instead, even without school. I also ditched a not-so-great boyfriend and got an amazing/supportive/hilarious one. Funny how that works!]
What are your resolutions? What are you doing to make them reality this year?