According to, about 60% of us admit that we make New Year's resolutions but only around 8% of us are successful in achieving them.  With an underwhelming amount of people not following through on their New Year’s resolution, it seems demotivating to attempt a lifestyle change.  A New Year’s resolution doesn’t have to be a drastic change.  Of the more popular resolutions, making an adjustment around a healthy lifestyle is always at the top of the list.  From losing weight, to being more active to all around healthier habits, we could benefit from a more uplifting way to set our eyes on a better version of ourselves.

I’ve always heard, a habit, good or bad, can be broken or made in 21 days.  If you think about a resolution, shouldn’t it be something beneficial you’re adding to enrich your life?  So instead of a “lose 15 pounds” goal, what about adjusting to “becoming more mindful about eating habits”.  Or even, adding a physical activity instead of depriving yourself of your favorite chocolate.  If your approach is less over-whelming, you’re more likely to stick to your initiatives.

I recently heard some advice on the “Fight Hustle, End Hurry” podcast to change the way we think about “goals”.  Having a goal in mind means there is an end and if you’re making a lifestyle adjustment, it’s a commitment without end.  Gemline’s Moleskin Wellness Journal is a great tool to aiding in becoming more mindful, because let’s face it – with the world only becoming faster and technology only taking our focus off of mindfulness, a journal that reminds us to slow down and take care of ourselves is a novel concept.

Moleskine® Passion Journal - Wellness

Maybe gift your employees a Fuji Lunch Gift Set as a positive way to incentivize healthy lifestyle habits.  The promo industry is full of wellness products that could aid in improving health or simply remind us to make healthier choices.

Fuji Lunch Gift Set

In any case, a year is 365 days, so you have the freedom to start your resolution at any point in the next 344 days.  See, isn’t that a lot less daunting?