Dayton Kingery, founder of on the importance of resolutions.

Approaching the end of the year means new year’s resolutions.

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This is more apt than ever after the year that’s just been. People will approach 2021 with renewed gusto and enthusiasm.

There is nothing wrong with new year’s resolutions, but how many of the resolutions will still be in play by January 31 let alone December 31 of the following year?

It’s very difficult to change a habit and January 1 can be a line in the sand where cold turkey one suddenly stops smoking/goes on a diet/starts exercising or one of any such things.

There’s a number of things to keep in mind:

  • January 1 is an arbitrary date. You can start whenever you want.
  • Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. While people have good intentions, they can start off well but then one lapse of a day see them chucking the whole thing in. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Something is definitely better than nothing
  • You really have to want to do this — you’re the one policing yourself and you should reward yourself accordingly.

If you are about to adopt any sort of resolution good luck with it!

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