At their most basic, New Year’s resolutions are about behavior change, and lasting, significant behavior 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, let’s swap 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 more of that.”
New Year’s revelations lead to new 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.