There’s nothing inherently wrong with resolutions when the clock strikes midnight in a couple weeks. If you enumerate them well, they’re the outcomes and goals you want to achieve. It’s your desired state, which of course is what you want to focus on, visualize and reward.
Problem is, goals don’t achieve themselves.
This year, think first about the habits you need to create, start, reinforce or even stop to achieve your resolutions. Perhaps those habits should be where you focus in January and beyond to get traction, see results, and stick with it.
Let’s say you want to lose weight. Go ahead and set a target. But think also about what habits will get you there. Sometimes even simple things can drive your overall behavior in the right direction.
For example, what if you simply weighed yourself every morning. Would that motivate your behavior during the day?
What if you committed to 10,000 steps each day? Or drinking at least 64 ounces of water each day?
Sometimes simple habits reinforce and drive other behaviors, and habits, that make it easier to hit your goals.