Well its that time of year again for new years resolutions. …Only for them to be broken a few weeks into the new year. Resolving to do something different is always going to be hard if it is not associated with a goal or a desired outcome – something to strive for. So instead if mumbling a bunch of new years resolutions on Tuesday (“I will get fit”), turn them into personal goals that will be measurable and (at a stretch) achievable.
And then frame them in the story your future self will tell one year from now; “In the last year I started running round the block every night. In January it took me 23 minutes, now I can do one lap in 15 minutes and two laps in 33 minutes”.
Success this way is more likely than “this year I am going to get fit”.