The second tip on our list of 31 Ways To Amazing New Year’s Resolution Success is to pick one resolution and one resolution only!
I would say the majority of habit change failures occur from trying too many changes at once. If you decide you want to begin exercising, then begin exercising and focus solely on your exercise regimen. Don’t try to incorporate exercise and a revamped eating regimen and waking up early and brushing your teeth 12 times per day and reading 2 books per month and being more patient, etc. Get my drift?
In our previous example, decide to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and that is all! Now if exercising creates an awareness of the types of food you are putting in your body (which is a common occurrence) then bonus. But in the beginning don’t allow your focus to be divided.
This is one of those times in life when multitasking is not beneficial. As I said in my post yesterday, preparing yourself in the month of December allows you to focus your mind on the instituting of your new habit. And having a singular focus is essential to finding success when habits are involved.
When it comes to new habits, slow and steady wins the race!
Use December as your preparation period to determine one goal and one goal only. This mindset will simplify the task and allow you to achieve any goal you set!