If you're already thinking about some of the habits you want to change in the coming year, now is a great time to set the stage so you can ease into it when the new year begins. We suggested giving your resolutions a trial run at the beginning of December, but if you didn't, there's still time to make some changes so you're not faced with a huge mountain to climb on January 1.
The blog Pick the Brain has some great suggestions on things you can do now to make sure you succeed with your New Year's resolutions. They suggest gathering any information you know you'll need to succeed, evaluating your options, and picking the best direction for you.
For example, if your resolution is to lose 25 kilograms next year, now is the time to start looking for the recipes and cookbooks you plan to use, ditch all of your crappy food and reboot your diet, buy a scale, and all of those things that you don't want to fuss over when it's time to get down to business. Similarly, if you plan to write more or journal in the coming year, treat yourself to some great pens and bound blank books now so you have them ready to go.
Making the right moves now will reduce the chance you'll waffle on your decisions at the beginning of 2012 or that you'll make vague, poorly thought-out resolutions that are too nebulous and ill-defined to keep. Are you planning any resolutions or behaviour changes for the new year? Have you started preparing for them? Let us know in the comments.
3 Things To Do Right Now Towards Your New Year's Resolutions [Pick The Brain]