While the hustle and bustle of the holiday season calms down, and we transition into a new year, it often becomes a stiller time of self-reflection. This is when we think about what we want to change, and set resolutions for the new year. But how can we set resolutions that last beyond the first couple weeks? We have to start small. For example, if you want to be closer to your mother, try putting a weekly call on the calendar, rather than expecting yourself to check in every day. If you want to improve your health, try implementing a small change, like committing to home-cooking one or two nutritious meals per week. It all depends on where you’re starting from. Don’t compare yourself to others, but to the 2022 version of yourself. Habits are hard to change, and the smaller the habit you try to incorporate, the more likely you are to see success, which will increase your self-efficacy and spur greater changes in the future!