To make a promise work you have to write it down.
There is something in the actual action of committing it to paper and pinning it somewhere you see every day that puts a stamp on it. A seal of approval.
So how about if you write it down for EVERYONE to see? Not just stick it on your fridge or your noticeboard where you can choose to ignore it if you choose.
How about making sure that promise you make to yourself sits on the internet for everyone to see?
Which – if you look at the silver lining here – means you’ve also got all those people to support you if you should slip up at some point.
A new year promise can come in all shapes and sizes: Get fitter, floss your teeth more, learn to chill out, stop obsessing over someone inappropriate, finish that degree, start that degree, improve my photography, start a sport/an instrument/a new language, tell my other half I love them more, get a dog, stop drinking so much coffee/wine, start drinking more water.
It really doesn’t matter how big or small.
So, I’m kicking it all off with my New Year promise to myself here.
I am going to get myself and my family fitter. Move more. All of us.
And yes, we ALL take our trainers off without undoing the laces!
So, what have you promised yourself for 2014? Reveal all.