Each year I set out to reach a distant goal. Last year I think I set out to hike 1,000 miles. The irony is that I’ve hiked a lot this year but I don’t remember what my goal even was. Furthermore, there is always the question of “what now?” when one reaches that big goal.
This year I’m trying something different.
I’m trying out keeping daily goals instead of year-long goals with the hope of developing positive habitual behaviors.
1. Resolution #1 – I will compliment each of my employees/coworkers at least once a day.
I believe I’m usually a natural encourager and relatively positive in my role. However, who wouldn’t want to be even more positive in their workplace? Who wouldn’t want to display more respect and care towards their teammates? Seems like a win to me.
2. Resolution #2 – Eat healthier each day
Food is a challenge for most of us. I am almost always eating on the go – whether I’m rushing out the door to work, trying to find food within my 30 minute break window at work, or just getting home from work and eager to lie down and rest from an exhausting day. Resolution #2 requires me to plan much more on a daily basis and is possible…but will be a lot harder than Res #1.
3. Resolution #3 – Get back on track with working out
In the past I’ve loved P90x, Insanity, and other workout routines that last a duration of 30 or 90 days. These are fun and generate results but – again – I’m trying to develop habits. My focus will be working out each and every day and I’ve designed my own little routine that balances weight training, cardio, yoga, and planks. We’ll see how it goes. If it doesn’t work well, I’ll change it. The most important thing is the regularity.
What do you think? Is this a better way to set up resolutions for the new year?