Tis the season of “losing 10 pounds,” “giving up carbs,” and “working out every day.” That’s right; it’s that wonderful time of year when people start brainstorming their New Year’s resolutions. As healthy and optimistic as our intentions are every year, how many of us can say we actually keep up with them for more than a week? A month? A couple of months? Trying to make these huge lifestyle changes each year clearly isn’t working, at least for me…or I’d be a marathon runner with a six pack.
In fact, only 8 percent of people who set New Year’s resolutions actually stick to them. Maybe that’s because we consistently set goals that require us to change our lives in a major way. So this year, let’s commit to setting smarter, smaller and more fun resolutions. You’ll reach them faster and have more reasons to celebrate throughout the year, and who doesn’t love a celebration?
My tiny goals this year are:
– Remember friends’ birthdays… without Facebook’s help
– Finish a Chapstick before losing it
– Try new wine: Boxed doesn’t count
– Celebrate the small successes, every day
Tell us your tiny six-word New Year’s resolution and you could win a Starbucks gift card. It won’t help you reach your goals (unless your goal is to win the BuzzLine) but it will give you a drink with enough caffeine to set forth and conquer 2015!