Happy New Year, Sona readers! Yes, we know it's been 2015 for a few days now but the entire month of January feels like a fresh start. Everyone is in the midst of resolution making (and inevitably breaking) and generally starting the year anew. Resolutions and goals are good to start you on the path of change but have you ever thought about the other side? That is, the processes and habits necessary to make your goals possible?
Often, resolutions are broken because there weren't solid habits set up underneath all the promising and planning. New Year's resolutions tend to put a shiny veneer on an ugly truth, which is that change is HARD and usually tedious and boring as well. Building the habits that are necessary to fuel long term change is NOT fun. Well, we recognize that unfortunate truth but how about a different way of thinking about it? It's like when you're a kid and you hated ___ vegetable (everyone's got one). As you got older you found different ways it could be prepared and enjoyed and eventually grew out of the irrational hatred.
To be honest, it's kind of a rough change. To help you along in achieving your goals we're recommending a few of our favorite resources to motivate you on your path!
THE ESSENTIAL BOOK
Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg: This is the go to book if you want to understand more of the science behind habit making and keeping.
James Clear's Blog: This guy is the poster child for finding small, easily implementable ways to change your life. I love receiving his newsletter in my inbox and always find his articles to be tremendously helpful.
YES, YOU CAN APP
Yes! Daily app: Sometimes all you need is a little encouragement to say Yes! and continue on your path.
No matter what your goal or New Year's resolution might be these 3 resources should help you get started. Here's to 2015!