Why do resolutions need to start on 1 January? It’s an arbitrary date just like any other day.

In 2018, I decided to replace the old-fashioned concept of resolutions with the idea of making small changes to aspects of my life I wanted to improve.

This small change helped me tremendously in the past year. Just a few of the things that I changed help me achieve:

  • Running a 7 minute mile
  • Going to the gym three days a week
  • Eating less and healthier
  • Losing close to 30 pounds
  • Connecting with my Wife on all fronts
  • Being more patient with my son
  • Keeping the house clean
  • Reading/Listening to more books

None of these started on 1 January (especially the running since I injured my shin a few weeks into 2018). All of the changes started at random times when I realized I needed to do something.

P.S. Not all of my new year’s resolutions have stuck. My Spanish still stinks and I have only meditated about five times.

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