If you want to stick to your New Year’s Resolution or any new habit, don’t hinge it on a single behaviour. Instead, come up with as many different behaviours as you can think of—or what Stanford social behavioural scientist BJ Fogg calls a “Swarm of Bs.”
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It’s very trendy to shun all things resolute this time of year. After all, attempting to improve yourself shouldn’t be a once-a-year activity. On the other hand, the end of a year is the perfect time for reflection. It’s a chance to take stock of how we’re doing, professionally and personally, physically and emotionally. And what we find can help inform our goals for next year.
Arbitrary strength classifications are stupid. I know this, and yet I keep looking up how my lifts compare on various charts and tools. The best, and most fun, among them: SymmetricStrength.com.
Hey, remember January? It was a long time ago, but you probably set some goals for what you’d like to achieve this year. (Memory failing you? Maybe you contributed to our fitness goals discussion here.)
There’s a certain path through fitness that a lot of us have taken. First you take each workout as it comes: do this class, or tag along with that friend at the gym. Then, you realise that you can make progress in your sport—whether that’s lifting, running, or anything else—and you start following a plan designed to take you to a concrete goal. So far so good.
When you decide to work towards a big financial goal, getting motivated at the start comes naturally. You’re excited to start chipping away. When you’re near the end of your money marathon, you get reinvigorated and start thinking of the endless possibility of post-goal life. But what about that seemingly endless part in the middle? How do you stay motivated to keep chipping away at your progress?