New Years Resolutions Suck do this instead floraskinlab

New Year's resolutions don’t work, do this instead!

There are usually two types of thinking when it comes to New Year's Resolutions.  

new years resolutions don't work, here's what to do instead

Either you are excited about the new Year and ready to conquer new goals,  get organized, and make this your year. 


You think resolutions are silly because you are already working on the best version of yourself and you are doing the best you can and it’s not tied to a date.   


Although I am all about personal development, A quick google search will show you that most of us have already given up on those resolutions by the middle of Feb. (It’s actually closer to Jan 19th but who’s counting.)  


What is a New Year’s Resolution

Wikipedia defines a New Year’s Resolution as a Western Tradition ”in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of a new year.”


According to them, the practice started as a religious tradition where people would make promises to their Gods at the beginning of the year.


Why New Year's Resolutions don’t work

 The 2 main reasons that New Year's Resolutions don’t work are:

  1. We're not being specific enough about what we want. 
  2. We don’t set ourselves up to succeed, we don’t have a framework to accomplish these goals. 


What should you do instead

So instead pick a theme or Word of the year, for that year.  A Word for the Year can be more like a theme or vibe you want to have all year, and it gives you a little more flexibility on how you can apply it in your daily life.  This means that you look for ways to add the meaning of your word everyday.


Last year my word was “Action”.  So I challenged myself to move my body.  I challenged myself to take action in my business, and even in my family life.  I met some goals, and others I'm still working on but looking back on the year I see all the messy action I took and that is exciting!  

Choose a word for 2024

There are tons of words. How do you pick the right one for you?  

How to pick the right word for 2024 for you!

Does it feel a little daunting to pick the right word?  Let’s start with there is no wrong word.  Girl, no one needs that kind of pressure.  Set some time to reflect or meditate on what you want for the coming year.  Something will stand out to you, mine is “purpose”.   Because I’m so passionate about getting moms to take better care of themselves that I’m always looking for ways to share this message. 


I’m taking action this year on things that I’m passionate about and fill me with purpose. It means bringing this conversation to you through social media.  It also means being purposeful about my own selfcare and getting the rest I need. 

Feeling Stuck? Here's a list of 25 words to get you started.

make this your year- 25 ideas for the word of the year

Put it into practice

The key is to look for ways that you can apply the word you choose, to all the aspects of your life.  Set yourself up for success using these 5 tips.  


1. Pick something that motivates you

2. Be specific

3. Break up big goals

4. Build on smaller goals

5. Share your goals with others.




So are you going to pick a Word of the Year or New Year’s Resolution?  Let me know in the comments, I can’t wait to see which one you pick!




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