The Every Day Calendar Helps You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions are kept so rarely that they have almost become a joke. And that’s too bad, because the idea was a good one. Everyone wants to change their lives for the better, in big or small ways, and what better time to start than at the start of a new year? The chief problems seem to be the lack of accountability, motivation, and follow-through. The Every Day Calendar was designed to create and encourage all three.
The Every Day Calendar combines the satisfaction of marking off successful days with a “gold star system” that offers a visual reward for every day you keep your resolution.
The psychology of motivation is complex, but the Every Day Calendar, in its wonderful simplicity, is a fun and intuitive way to harness it and use it to achieve your goals. The wall-mounted light up calendar consists of twelve columns, each labeled to represent a month, with either twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one buttons beneath each month. (You remember: “Thirty days have November, April, June, and September. February has twenty-eight alone, and all the rest have thirty-one.”)
The process is so intuitive little more needs to be said. Every day you keep your resolution, whether it’s going for a bike ride or meditating or brushing twice, you press the button corresponding to that day and watch it light up. Stand back from the wall, and you can see your progress. At the end of the year, you will have the satisfaction of seeing your entire Every Day Calendar aglow, a testament to your willpower.
With a tangible way to gauge your progress, you can fight the feelings of apathy and powerlessness that are the doom of any New Year’s resolution and set yourself a realistic goal whose achievement you can watch day by day. And since the Every Day Calendar does not require an app or WiFi, anyone can use it, including the smartphone-averse.
And in case you’re worrying that the first thunderstorm will knock out your power and all your progress marked by the light up buttons will be lost – don’t. The Every Day Calendar will keep track of which buttons you have pushed even in the absence of electricity, and when power returns, so will your progress, mounted on the wall and lit up for all to see.