Not Your Typical NYE Blog Post
With a New Year on the horizon, there is no shortage of New Year Resolution articles and blog posts popping up. From exercising and eating right, to giving up smoking, recycling or spending more time with family – the intention is always there, but not always the follow through.
It’s important to set yourself up for success when creating your New Year’s resolution list, (that is if you’re creating a list at all). How you ask? By remembering the 66-day rule.
On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behavior, the person, and the circumstances.
Take recycling for example; to be successful, it will be important to recycle diligently for about two months. Once you make it past this milestone, you are well on your way to achieving your goal for the remainder of the year.
It’s always easier to break new goals up into smaller more attainable pieces. If you start off by saying that you will recycle everyday for the whole year, the likelihood of that happening is slim. Now, by breaking it down into weeks and giving yourself a more tangible timeline your recycling goal is much more attainable.
Remember, 66 is the magic number. Focus on making it to March 7th and the rest of the year should be a cakewalk… that is if you’re still eating cake by then. Whatever your goals are for 2016, we hope this post helps you achieve them! Leave us your thoughts and New Year’s resolutions below.
We wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year’s Eve!
Tom Cherry, CEO and Founder of Remyndr