February 26, 2020
Let’s start with a positive thought: It IS possible to change behaviors! However, just because it’s January doesn’t mean we’ve got a better chance to actually make it happen. We like fresh starts, we like new beginnings, we like to think that a new day, a new month, a new year or a new decade will make it easier for us to get past the old habits and take on the new.
But statistics tell us that those calendar-based motivations only last about two weeks, four tops. (So if your January 1 resolutions have already chugged off course, you’re not alone!) What we need is not a better time to start, but a better way to start.
And that’s the trick: the better way is to resolve for progress, not perfection.