Thursday, December 15, 2011

Resolution Series Day 8: Beeps and Boops!

12 Days of Resolutions. 12 resolutions that will help steer you towards a healthier lifestyle, whether you've got weight you'd like to lose or not. 12 resolutions that are each in and of themselves extremely straight forward and doable. Some might involve doing, others simply thinking, and if any of them don't seem useful to you, skip on to the next.
Day 8: Beeps and Boops!

Thankfully these days, if we want to remind ourselves of something, we don't need to tie a string onto our finger, instead, we can use the magical world around us.

Everything these days beeps or boops.

Cellphone and smartphone calendars and alarms, reminder apps, Outlook, text messaging, emails. There's no shortage of means to get in touch with oneself.

The thing about resolutions, by their very definition they're things you're not accustomed to doing in your normal, default, daily routine.

So how do you turn a resolution into a habit?

You consciously remind yourself over, and over, and over again, of those very things you're resolving to change.

This year resolve to remember, and resolve to do so without using one extra ounce of brain power or resilience, resolve to do so with beeps or boops.

Set your cell or smart phone calendar to remind you to snack, to shop for fresh produce, to exercise. Schedule your resolutions into your outlook reminders. Use text messaging services like  OhDon' or send emails out into the future.

Why would you naturally remember to do things you aren't accustomed to doing?

Beeps and boops? They're your secret resolution weapons. Wield them well.