The Value of Micro New Year Resolutions

The Value of Micro New Year Resolutions

Here comes 2012! Ring in the new, let go of the old. It is difficult not to get swept up in the energy and ritual of New Year Resolutions, and the ensuing guilt when you don''t really make any positive changes that last or achieve results. There are so many reasons resolutions aren''t successful. This year try my micro resolution plan and discover the power of the tiniest possible action turning into a balancing point of positive change of ginormous proportions through your life!

What is a micro resolution? It is a little change done consistently every day. It is straightforward to do AND it becomes better than anticipated results. A micro resolution starts a ripple of other positive behavior changes without the need of any determination. You could just call them the lazy person’s guide to resolutions. The key is that it''s so tiny it slips past the awareness of those 2 wrongdoers in human behavior: Resistance and Inertia.

Here are the guidelines for Micro Resolutions:

1. It''s got to be something that takes no more than 5 minutes to do.
2. Do it each day for a month. If at the end of the month you do not see/feel/understand any other benefits, then you can drop it and still give yourself a heart-felt ovation for being successful at following through. If you do like itkeep going!
3. After 2 or 3 weeks of doing the micro resolution, take some time to reflect and book what else has changed. Do it again after 2 or 3 months.
4. Implement one new micro-resolution every month. At the end of the year you''ll end up with 6 or so powerful changes in your life another warm ovation!
5. Make the micro-resolution about DOING something versus NOT doing something
6. Be open to any results that occur.

How to figure out your Micro Resolutions:

Let’s say you want to shed the pounds, stop smoking, exercise more or clear up your debt (yes, those are the top 4 resolutions each year). Those are very big and complicated intentions/goals/resolutions/behavior changes. Your body is firmly locked into homeostasis and does not want a bunch of nonessential changes disrupting all the stuff that a body has to do each day. From that large goal, choose one aspect of it that bothers you the most.

For example, I start to eat after lunch and never actually stop until after dinner. So from lunch to dinner, I just keep munching all day whether I am hungry or not. Next I ask myselfwhat’s the most straightforward and smallest thing that I can do that stops me from overeating? I let my creative inspiration guide me here and the answer that comes up isbrush my teeth! When I brush my teeth, I stop eating because I don’t want to mess up my clean teeth. So my micro resolution in January is going to be to brush my teeth after lunch. It will take me roughly a week to recollect to try this (with sticky notes everywhere) and I will make sure there is a toothbrush and paste in every lavatory, it won''t hit much resistance other wise. I haven’t said to myself that I can not eatall I have claimed is “just brush my teeth after lunch.”

I''ve made a listing of micro-resolutions by month for this next year, and I''ve also given myself permission to change the order or substitute something else if creative inspiration strikes again. My overall resolutions are to lose some weight, get in better shape, and be more profitable with my time.

Okay, so now it''s your turn!

What are your BIG intentions and what micro resolutions are you going to form for them?

Gia Combs-Ramirez is an expert at energy healing and developer of the Crystal Consciousness System. She''s just finished a 2012 Energy Guide to help navigate 2012 with larger success. Learn more at