Welcome to 2015! We hope that 2014 was full of great memories for you and your families. As our staff turned the page to open a new year, many of us worked on New Year’s resolutions or New Year’s goals!
Many people believe that a habit can be formed in three weeks. Perhaps you’ve heard some advice along the lines of performing a habit for 21 days in a row to make it permanent. The Today Show recently shared that it may take much longer than 21 days to make your New Year’s resolutions or new habits stick. A University College London study revealed that new habits took anywhere from 18 to 254 days to stick. On average, participants in the study reported that it took 66 days to start a new habit.
What does this mean for you here in Woodstock, GA?
We think it means that you should not be discouraged! Whatever habit you want to break, or resolution you want to make new, the Today Show article went on to give three pieces of advice. These are:
- Time and place are key
- Figure out your cue
- It’s easier to form a new habit than break an old one
Whether you take New Year’s resolutions or goals seriously or not, there are numerous blogs, websites, tweets, and other genres of resources and advice individuals have for how to start the new year right. Some of these originate from our own community.
Take a look at the Twitter feed of Woodstock’s own Johnny Hunt to see that he will be starting the new year sharing a great way to begin 2015. And Atlantian Tim Elmore of Growing Leaders shares his ritual on how he enters a new year on purpose!
Regardless of how you choose to enter the new year, at Around Woodstock Magazine, we hope that you will choose to let us be a part of your new year in print, online, and through our social outlets on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +
From the staff at Around Woodstock Magazine, here’s to a great 2015!