I’ve read a few things now that talk about small, incremental change being not only more achievable but more lasting, and by improving 1% every day you can accrue a lot of positive change. I like this principle and am ready to practice!
I also don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. I make changes any and all times of the year!
Every week I’ll decide on one or two small things to do every day that week, whether it’s exercise or reading or writing or working on things I want to get better at, but it has to be something that helps me get better. After being reminded this weekend of how little physical strength I have relative to what would make my life easier (lifting boxes, carrying more things, etc.), my daily minimum for this week will be 10 kettle bell lifts every day. I’m not even going to push it up to swings, just lifts, just beginning the practice of doing something every day that is small, achievable, reaches toward my goals and that I am not already doing.