by Karen Vanegas
You’ve heard it once, twice; a million times: New Year, new you. But, how do we follow through?
Simple. By giving our goals an opportunity, for 21 days. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, get your GPA up, or everything else in between.
This past year we came across some excellent tips to get serious about achieving goals. But we won’t call them goals or resolutions. In 2012 we are going to build new habits!
First, check out what Matt Cutts has to say about this and how he did it. It was our first point of inspiration:
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But we disagree with Matt.
What?! Yes, you heard it right. We disagree and think that 21 (not 30 days) is the magic number.
Why 21 days?
Look it up! It takes 21 days to build a habit.
Thanks to this other great blog, we’ll show you why:
–> It is manageable
–> No commitment required
–> Highly effective in getting good habits in place
–> Great way to try new things
Be realistic. You’re not going to lose weight by sitting on the couch all afternoon; you’re not going to get your GPA up to a 4.0 overnight. Start small. Maybe it’s: stop biting your nails or read and meditate for 15 minutes a day or shower in half the time and waste less water in 21 days.
Start now; give yourself something to look forward to. Attract whatever you can this month for an unforgettable year, make this YOUR year. You can do whatever you set your mind to; all you have to do is make an attempt.
It won’t be easy, but it certainly won’t be impossible… Break a habit, make a change. Improve your lifestyle. You won’t regret it, that’s a promise!