Sobre els bons propòsits de cap d’any

He vist a Fast Company un interessant article titulat Why you should start your New Year’s resolutions on March 4:

The fundamental problem with New Year’s resolutions is that we use the holidays as a period of reflection about what we want to change about ourselves, but we don’t take the time to plan effectively for how to actually achieve our goals. So, around New Year’s Day, we energize ourselves to be different in the year to come, but without a path to get there.

I després fa una analogia termodinàmica:

In physics, we know that energy without direction is heat. To accomplish a resolution, you need to have energy and direction. This means that you have to figure out the path before you burn all your energy and (once again) see no results.

L’artile fa una proposta interessant:

The trick is to separate the decision to make a change from the day that you are actually putting yourself on the path to change. So take that resolution you made and give yourself the next eight weeks to figure out how you are going to achieve your goal.

És a dir, fer-se els bons propòsits per les festes de Nadal, però planificar la seva execució perquè es comenci a primers de Març:

Because it takes about eight weeks to work out the details of your behavior change, I think we need a new day of final commitment to resolutions. If you made a resolution, play around with it for the next two months.

Then, on March 4, make your final commitment to the plan. By taking the time to really work through the details of your behavior change, you give yourself a much better chance of being able to make a different resolution when you start looking back on this year.

Doncs en sembla una idea per treballar. A veure si puc.