At their most basic, New Year’s resolutions are about behaviour change, and lasting, significant behaviour change doesn’t happen just because a clock strikes midnight. Resolutions are goals, which are easy to fail at and lose track of. The moment you fall short of a resolution, you’ve failed.
This year, we’re swapping out New Year’s resolutions for New Year’s revelations. Instead of saying, “Here’s something I don’t do that I should be doing,” we could say, “Here’s something I got better at last year, and here’s how I want to keep doing that even more.”
Revelations are habits—the things you do day in and day out. They’re easy to stick to, and if you miss one day, easy to pick back up.
Let’s look at some common New Year’s resolutions to see how they can be turned into New Year’s revelations.