A new year often feels like a fresh start, a great opportunity to eliminate bad habits and establish new routines that will help you grow psychologically, emotionally, socially, physically or intellectually. Of course, resolutions are much easier to make than to keep and by the end of January many of us have abandoned our resolve and settled back into our old patterns.
Commit in Advance to Keep Your New Year's Resolution. Lacking self-regulatory strength to keep a resolution, what is really required is a creative commitment device. A creative commitment device is simply a strategy to ensure you act in your best interest, despite your lack of willpower to follow through. Can't bring yourself to deposit money into your savings account monthly? A creative commitment device would be an automatic savings account that takes money from every pay deposit for your savings account. You don't have to have willpower to save monthly, it's done for you.