As milestones such as new years or birthdays come around we get inspired to accomplish something. We get a chance to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch. What ever happened in the past is history and doesn’t count. However, resolutions to change only work as long as you can stick with them; and for that you need a plan. With New Year’s around the corner I decided to share our Resolution Plan with you guys. So here it is.
This year the entire crew resolved to go vegan. Let me tell you, that is one hard resolution to accomplish. But hey, we did it! It is also not a temporary resolution but a lifestyle change that we have to keep in mind for the rest of our lives. It sounds tedious but it really isn’t. You just have to see your goal as a series of choices and you have to try to make as many of the best choices to get where you want to be. So we don’t look at it as, “I’m never eating animal derived products ever again”. Instead we look at it as a right-this-second-decision; more like, “Right now, I’m eating lentil tacos and they are freaking delicious!” Whatever happens later I will deal with as it comes up.
STEP 1. PICK A RESOLUTION
You would think this step is obvious and the easiest, but you might be surprised. When picking a resolution you should pick something that is realistic. If you try to do too much at once, you might not get anything done. Let’s pick an example. Let’s say you want to exercise more this year because you are currently only working out on the weekend, if at all. That’s a great resolution. If you add anything else to that you might be pushing it. So if you want to quit smoking, or lose weight pick only one for now.