The New Year is upon us, and with that comes people reevaluating their life style and setting new goals. We have all heard them- New Year’s resolutions that involve losing weight, eating healthier, spending more time with friends or family, quitting a bad habit- you name it. The question is, are these “resolutions” actually effective? The answer is usually no.
Three years ago for Christmas, I was given a book, One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton and Jimmy Page. This book explains how to simplify your life by choosing just one word to focus on throughout the entire year. It was an easy read, and upon finishing it, I was inspired and decided to choose a word to focus on for the upcoming New Year. I found this to be extremely helpful in several aspects of my life, not to mention it was not short-lived like most New Year’s Resolutions.
It is not too late to pick a word for the year. Here are some tips:
- Think of an aspect of your life that you would like to improve and make sure it is If you do want to lose weight/get to the gym more often, your word could be “healthy.” There is less pressure and it targets not only your physical health, but your mental and emotional health as well.
- Write your word down. I personally wrote mine at the top of my calendar each month so I was reminded of it.
- Be intentional. Once you have picked your word, do not hesitate- start incorporating it into your life immediately!
Ditch the New Year’s Resolution and focus on just one word– you will see success!
Good luck and Happy New Year!