According to statistics from the University of Scranton, nearly a quarter of people say they have never succeeded in keeping any of their resolutions. Time magazine warns resolutions are bad for you and the Huffington Post does a great job comparing expectation with reality for the most popular resolution choices.
So how can you stick to your resolution?
We asked the top brains at EDG for a solution. How can you scrape through most of the year without breaking that all-important promise to yourself? The answer is simple – delay delivery of your ambitious aim until at least the summer. That way, you can ease in to the task if you remember to start losing weight/doing more exercise/reading more books or whatever you choose in good time to meet your deadline.
If fitness is your goal, a good incentive is to target a specific event. Many company employees are doing just that – with fundraising thrown in – by signing up to 10k charity runs, marathons or group activities like entering the annual Corporate Games, which take place in June. This event tends to put a smile on employers’ faces as well by offering a great team building and bonding experience that also boosts workplace productivity.
Our resolution for 2014 is less rigorous but equally challenging: improve our juggling skills.