NOTat first, 65% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year. This represents 164 million people committed to making positive changes in their lives. Were you one of them?
I happened to be. Like 39% of people who make New Year’s resolutions, my resolution was related to fitness. I decided to exercise 4 times a week.
It sounds like a fairly easy goal. But life goes up and you miss a day. And then another. The next thing you know is February and you have missed a month.
Don’t feel so bad. You’re not alone. A survey by Statista indicates that only 4% of Americans who made New Years resolutions have kept them. In fact, they know the day when most people are likely to give up.
Statistically speaking, most Americans will leave their New Year’s resolutions no later than the second Friday in January. This year was January 10.
Were you one of them? If it was, that’s fine. I also quit my resolution at some point.
It is okay to fall, but it is not good to stay down. I would like to see you get back on your feet and commit yourself to your resolution.
It is okay to fall, but it is not good to stay down.
As I mentioned earlier, 39% of people who make New Year’s resolutions make resolutions related to fitness. Another 29.8% make resolutions related to money.
I have a simple way to help you do both. I have a simple method to help you commit to your fitness resolution while helping you reach your financial resolution at the same time.
What’s better, I’m here to help you for free. I’m not asking you to buy my ebook or download my app.
I don’t need you to spend a lot of money. The only tools you’ll need are a jar, a label, and maybe a pen.
Here’s something I’ve been doing for the past few years. It might help some of you in your New Year’s resolutions.
Some of you may be trying to commit to working regularly. Some of you may be trying to save a little more money. I have an idea for both.
I use what I like to call the Mason Jar method. I have a Mason jar that I named Keith’s Workout Tips. Each time I train, I pay myself $ 1. It doesn’t sound like much. But I train about 4 days a week, except for injuries.
At the end of the year, I take this money and do what I want with it. Money can be spent responsibly, but it is not mandatory. It’s just “Do You” money.
It’s just “Do You” money.
I have accumulated $ 201 in the past 365 days to be just consistent with my workouts. If you need inspiration to train in 2020, try this and let me know how it works for you.
It should not be limited to exercise. You can use the Mason Jar method to motivate you to change any behavior you want.
If you want to be more punctual, tip yourself each time you arrive at your destination on time.
If you want to read more often, tip yourself every time you finish a book.
If you want to stop eating out, tip yourself for each week that you don’t eat food that you haven’t prepared.
This method should also not be limited to $ 1. It is quite easy to get an extra $ 20 a month. If you have more disposable income, don’t hesitate to give yourself a raise.
You will feel more motivated to keep your consistency and not break the streak as you see the increasing amount of money in your pot.
On December 31st, don’t hesitate to take this money and do what you want with it. You deserved it. Be as responsible or irresponsible with this money as you want.
If you use the Mason Jar method, I am sure that you will be among the 4% who have respected their resolutions! I can’t wait to find out how it worked for you!