The start of a new year is here again, which means everyone around the world will be making their New Year’s resolutions for things like eating healthier, getting in shape, saving money, finishing projects, learning new things or breaking bad habits. But as hopeful as these resolutions seem on January 1st, the sad truth is that most people either forget or give up on their resolutions.
Start a Resolution aims to help you actually keep your resolutions (for once).
Here’s how it works: when you first visit Start a Resolution, you’ll see the resolutions of all the other site users, listed in colorful circles across the page. Get started by signing up for an account and adding your resolution.
Start a Resolution then helps you keep that resolution by keeping you accountable. The person who signs up right before you do is assigned as your “coach.” Your coach is in charge of motivating you, checking in on your progress, etc. via comments on the site. Then, you return the favor by coaching the next person after you to sign up.
It’s a simple premise, but it works. There’s tons of evidence that shows that people who exercise, work on eating healthier, or try to break bad habits with a friend are more successful than those who try to do the same things on their own. By having someone, like your coach on Start a Resolution, to motivate you and keep you on track, you’ll have more of a shot at keeping your resolution!