The New Year’s Resolution Challenge

26 Dec

Are you tired of the same boring New Year’s resolutions? Frustrated with annual attempts to “eat more vegetables” and “watch less television”? Are you ready to bring a little more joy to your 2012 New Year’s resolutions?

Everybody’s Invited! can help. The New Year’s Resolution Challenge is designed to help you bring more fun and excitement into your life. You’ll use the three pillars of Everybody’s Invited! (Play, Surprise, and Adventure) to craft resolutions that are sure to inspire and rejuvenate you throughout 2012, and you’ll be rewarded for reaching your goals.

If you want to change your life, read on…

Part 1: Introducing the Three Pillars of Everybody’s Invited!

Pillar #1: Play
Play promotes learning, creativity, and happiness, even in adults. Games and puzzles help to keep a sharp mind, and can put a person in a state of “flow.”

Questions to consider:

  • What was your favorite pastime as a child?
  • When was the last time you were in a state of flow, where you were “fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success” while completing an activity?
  • How can you incorporate more play into your life in 2012?

Pillar #2: Surprise
Surprise can inspire innovation, help get you out of a rut, and even improve relationships. It’s also what makes most jokes funny.

Questions to consider:

  • When were you most positively surprised in your life? How did it feel?
  • When have you surprised yourself by doing something you never thought you could do?
  • How can you add the element of surprise in 2012?

Pillar #3: Adventure
Adventure helps to create a positive self-identity, provides opportunities for getting out of one’s comfort zone, and inspires a sense of accomplishment. It can also make you feel like Indiana Jones.

Questions to consider:

  • When did you last feel brave?
  • When was the last time you were amazed?
  • What will be your Big Adventure in 2012?

Part 2: The Challenge

Spend some time answering the questions above for yourself, and crafting 1-2 resolutions per pillar for the new year. How do you know if you’re making the right resolutions? If you feel a kind of thrill when you say it out loud, you’re doing it right.

Many people fall short of meeting their new year’s resolutions. That’s why I’ve created a New Year’s Resolution Challenge that incorporates three strategies that I believe can help you reach yours:

  1. Write your resolutions down.
  2. Share them with someone else.
  3. Win a prize if you meet your goals.

So, to participate in the challenge, all you need to do is send me your list of resolutions using The Everybody’s Invited! New Year’s Resolution Challenge Form. I’ll email you four times during the year to check in on how you’re doing. At the end of the year, I’ll contact you to see if you’ve met your goals. If you’ve reached all of them, I will send you an awesome prize!

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One Response to “The New Year’s Resolution Challenge”

  1. julia s. December 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    Love this idea. I think I’m going to post the pillar-questions in the kitchen and talk through them with some friends this weekend. Thanks, Hannah!

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