I’ve been thinking lately about habits: how we make them, how we change them, and how to instill good ones in our children. This reminded me of resolutions, since really making a New Year’s Resolution (or New School Year Resolution or what have you) is a declaration that you’re going to change a habit.
So I’m interested in your thoughts on resolutions or changing habits in general. I think hearing about how other people approach the whole habits and resolutions thing would help me clarify my own thoughts. Feel free to answer one or more or all of the questions in the comments if you’re so inclined!
- What is the most unusual resolution you ever made or heard of someone making?
- When you make a resolution or decide to change a habit, do you generally try to stop a bad habit, start a good habit, or replace a bad habit with a good habit?
- Does identifying one area of your life for a resolution make you more or less aware of other areas you need to improve?
- If you stopped making resolutions at some point, how old were you and why did you stop?