Preparing for 2020: Why I’m Starting My Resolutions Early

A new decade is slowly approaching and with it comes new opportunities, experiences, and challenges. The new year also brings in the general population’s desire to drastically change themselves in order to improve. 


But why wait?


If you know your goals and resolutions now, what’s the point of waiting until the last two digits of our year change? Starting early not only gets you a head start towards your goals, but it gives you a reality check. If you’re one to two months into your resolutions, you haven’t accomplished anything, and the new year hasn’t even come yet, then that is a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate your goals. If I haven’t convinced you yet, here are a few more reasons why I’m mentally jumping into 2020 a couple months early:



You avoid the price-spikes and crowds


I already have a gym membership and workout regularly. If you, however, do not do this and wish to start, now is the perfect time. While you risk the possibility of missing out on a “new year’s resolution” sale, getting into the gym early will help ease any Gymtimidation and will have you familiar with the ins and outs of it before the influx of “resolutioners” even start! This reason doesn’t necessarily just apply to the gym, though. Whether it’s a new hobby, sport or activity, there will be a benefit to starting early and gaining some experience before the large crowds start pouring in after January 1st.


To Avoid Procrastination


As I said before, I already know my goals and where I want to be in a couple months’ time. Why should I rely on the fickle concept of time to tell me when to start working on myself? If you know what you want and know how to get it, there is no rule saying you must wait until the new year. Yes, you can spend the rest of 2019 doing whatever you want but the sooner you start, the closer you are to being the best calligrapher, healthy eater, yogi -- or whatever it is you aspire to do – that you can be. Starting now means that your habits will have already been developed by the time 2020 rolls around!


Bragging rights


Everyone loves to do the humble brag once in a while. Nothing says “I have my life together” better than subtly stating that you are working on your new year’s resolutions early. While some of us may not be the inspirational youtuber, “rise and grind” type, it does feel good to toot your own horn once in a while.



Whether you want to start your resolutions now or later, I commend you for working towards the best version of you that you can be. Resolutions can be based on academics, spirituality, physical and mental health, relationships, hobbies, and so much more. I’m just arguing that no one should have to wait for a couple numbers to change if they know what they want and have a plan. So, I wish you (and myself) the best in accomplishing our resolutions, be it now or come January.