Stay Focused in 2023
This page is designed to help you with your 2023 New Year’s Resolution. Below you will find a curated collection of tools, perspectives and motivational content to support your journey. We are a nonprofit. Everything is free here.
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Ten Most Common Resolutions
- Stop smoking
- Lose weight
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Learn something new
- Read more
- Stop/reduce drinking alcohol
- Eat healthier
- Manage stress better
- Improve relationships
- Improve procrastination
Combined list from Harris Interactive Poll (2013) & Nielsen research (2015)
Habits & Tactics
Practical tips and tools to help you keep your promise.
15 Ways to Use a Promise Card
We’ve sent millions of Promise Cards all over the world. Here are just some of the ways people are using them to make and keep better promises.
The Promise Planner
This PDF tool can help you spot fail points before they happen. It is a critical thinking checklist chock full of best practices.
TEDxTalk on Why Promises Break Down
The Founder of because I said I would gave a TEDxTalk about why people break promises. Read the reasons people break promises, evaluate your own habits, and make adjustments today.
Personal Development Videos
We hand-selected three Personal Development Videos from our collection to help you tackle concepts that can directly apply to your New Year’s Resolutions.
New Year’s Resolution Ideas
Don’t have an idea for 2023 yet? You’ve come to the right place.
New Year’s Promise Idea Generator
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. The Promise Idea Generator is a guide to help you identify the next big promise in your life.
IDEA: 52 Promises in 52 Weeks
Think about all those small things you keep saying you’re going to get to one day. What if we combined all of those small tasks into one big New Year’s Resolution?
Find Inspiration in Promise Stories
With over 12.8M Promise Cards distributed around the world, we have seen some incredible commitments. Check out these promise stories and maybe an idea for your 2023 New Year’s Resolution will pop up.
Here are some perspectives from history and psychology that might help your journey in 2022.
History of New Year’s Resolutions
Talking about New Year’s Resolutions with your family or team? Learn the history of the New Year’s Resolution and gain an uncommon perspective on this cultural phenomenon.
How To Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick
In this 17 minute radio interview, Dr. John Norcross talks about what makes a New Year’s Resolution stick. Dr. Norcross is a clinical psychologist and distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Scranton. He has conducted research very specifically on New Year’s Resolutions. Take a listen!
Motivation for the New Year
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Video: The Price
To be there for the ones you love. To be the one person people count on. Keeping promises comes with a cost.
TEDxTalk Speaker & Beatboxing Duo
Featuring Night of the Apollo winner Sung Beats, this New Year’s video inspires us to find meaning in the small tasks that add up to big things in life.
Weight Loss Motivation Video
Losing weight is the most common New Year’s Resolution. Hear an inspiring perspective from Joel who struggles through obesity.
Ending Addiction Motivation Video
Kicking an addiction may be in your 2022 plans. Hear this powerful story of struggle from Erin who struggled through substance abuse.
Honoring a Lost Loved One in 2023
Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. Many people lost a loved one in 2022. Hear a perspective on grieving from Colonel Parker Schenecker who served in the United States Army for 27 years.