The tradition of setting New Year's resolutions on January 1st is deeply ingrained in our culture. It's that fresh start, a clean slate, and a chance to commit to self-improvement. Why wait until January when November offers the perfect opportunity to kickstart positive changes in your life? I’ll give you a few reasons why NOW is the time to start your resolutions!
1. A Head Start on Your Goals:
By setting your resolutions in November, you gain a head start. The holiday season can be a challenge for many resolutions. Setting your goals in November allows you to strategize for the upcoming festivities, finding ways to enjoy them without derailing your progress. This extra time can significantly increase your chances of success!
2. Less Pressure, More Progress:
January resolutions can sometimes feel like a race against time. Setting goals in November allows you to approach them with a more relaxed mindset, which can lead to better decision-making and sustainable change. You’ll also have a much better understanding of what habits and behaviours need the most attention and change.
3. Reflect on the Year So Far:
November is an excellent time to reflect on the year that's almost gone. What were your successes, and what could you improve? Taking stock of your year can help you set more informed and meaningful resolutions.
4. Break It Down and Plan:
Once you've decided on your goals, break them down into manageable steps. Use November as a time to plan your approach. Having a well-thought-out strategy will set you up for success.
5. Celebrate Your Achievements Through the Holidays:
Make the holiday a season a time to continue to progress forward. Every step forward, no matter how small, deserves to be celebrated. The holiday season doesn’t need to be a time to regress or slack on putting yourself first. Set some realistic goals and acknowledge your successes along the way to keep your motivation high.
Don't wait for January to start making changes. November is the perfect time to set your New Year's resolutions and get a head start on your desired life changes. Whether it's fitness, personal growth, or a new hobby. The only thing you'll regret is not beginning sooner!
Let's make this November a month of empowerment and positive change!
Co-Owner and Coach, Master Athletic Performance