Happy New Year! How do you plan to make your resolution stick?
What is your New Year’s resolution?
Perhaps, like many people, you want to eat better and exercise more. Or get more sleep, or spend more time with your family. We’ve all seen where the local gyms get very crowded the first three weeks of January, and then pretty soon it’s back to normal, as people’s resolutions bump up against the daily demands of their lives.
One way to increase your productivity – hopefully giving you more time to do things that you want to do – is to concentrate your work-related efforts on the time of day that is best for you.
Some people are early risers and do their most focused work early in the morning. Others are night owls who are at their most efficient in the afternoon and evening. The key is to do what is best for you, and not necessarily try to emulate others.
At the beginning of a new year, “A lot of people tend to reevaluate what they are doing and start something new,” said Cindy Lo, the founder of RVE. “It can be easy and attractive to do something that is not you.” What has worked for RVE, Cindy said, is recognizing people’s strengths and building from there.
So maybe instead of making resolutions based on what you think are your weak points, you might consider working from what your strong places are. For example, if you’re an early morning person who likes their alone time, then the best workout for you might be a sunrise run around Lady Bird Lake. Or if you’re a people person and like to socialize, getting a friend to go to Pilates with you every week – with time built in for a coffee together afterwards – is the way to stick to your goal.
What are your goals for 2015? And how do you plan to get there?