Kick Off The New Year Sustainably: 3 Techniques For Setting Resolutions That Last
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Kick off the New Year sustainably
Begin the New Year by implementing these suggestions to create positive, enduring changes for yourself and the environment both now and in the future.
It is common to abandon New Year’s resolutions due to setting large, ambiguous goals such as 'being more sustainable' or 'consuming less meat.'These resolutions may sound good in theory but often end up abandoned because they lack specificity and seem overwhelming.
Creating Long-Lasting New Year's Resolutions
1. Go Specific and Achievable
Make small and specific changes to create New Year's resolutions that stick. Rather than declaring 'I'm going 100% vegan,' opt for 'I'll have one vegan meal a week,'. This approach is more attainable for most individuals.
2. Choose Some Swaps
greatly reduces water consumption, gas usage, and land usage.
How to Get Started: Implement targeted changes in each area of your home to support your goals, such as minimising kitchen waste or transitioning to eco-friendly cleaning practices.
3. Keep Yourself Accountable
When you make an announcement or publicly hold yourself accountable, studies show a higher likelihood of achieving your goals. Make your goals small and measurable to increase success.
How to Get Started: Seek someone in your life to be your accountability partner, then exchange goals that you need assistance in adhering to. Regularly check in with each other regarding your progress. If you prefer to go solo, publicly announce your resolution on Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok... and provide updates on your progress.
Here's to a planet-friendly living journey in 2024!