There are six weeks left in 2023, but some people on social media are already popping champagne and shouting “Happy New Year!” and implement your resolutions.
Setting proactive goals for the coming year has become a trend online, where several creators have been posting videos and memes detailing the ways they’ve already adopted a 2024 mindset.
“It’s November 1, which means only one thing: It’s time to set your goals for 2024,” content creator and podcaster Kia Commodore said in a recent TikTok. video. Unlike waiting until January 1, he explained, this approach “gives you two months to start reaching your goals” and making sure those self-improvement resolutions stick.
The early arrival of New Year’s Day online is in keeping with the lightning-fast pace of the Internet, where it’s never too early to celebrate the upcoming season or holiday.
In an August 1 Instagram post, social media personality Steffy Degreff appeared in a video which showed her drinking a comically large pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks in a kitchen decorated with pumpkins and other harvest season decorations. “Happy August!!!!” she said in a caption. “Which means it’s basically September, so it’s actually fall.”
Online, Christmas begins as soon as people compost their lanterns. TO popular memes contrasts the sudden change that a supposedly typical person experiences when the calendar turns from October to November. Imagine side-by-side photos of Mariah Carey. In the Halloween photo, she is wearing a witch costume; On November 1 she appears dressed as Santa Claus, as she does on the cover of her album. “Merry christmas.”
“Your glow of 2024 begins now!” Jodie Taylor, 32, wrote in a caption of a TikTok video she posted in September.
In the video, Ms. Taylor, a Brooklyn-based diversity executive and lifestyle content creator, provides guidelines for putting together an “official action plan that will shine at the end of the year and really appear in 2024.” She takes a business-like approach to the plan, referring to the final months of the year as “Q4” in a pep talk that covers career, finances, spirituality and physical appearance.
“Instead of a resolution, which tends to seem more nebulous and vague, I wanted people to start thinking about what areas of their life contribute to their own well-being,” Taylor said in an interview. “When you start planning goals on January 1, before January 2, you won’t actually see much progress.”
Carter Kale, 26, wrote down his 2024 goals in October and aware them on TikTok. “A full quarter ahead,” Kale said, echoing Taylor’s repurposing of corporate jargon for self-improvement.
Her list included reaching 200,000 followers on TikTok, reading 10 books, and buying a house. Kale, who lives in Washington, D.C. and works in government consulting, said he hoped that sharing his goals from the beginning would help motivate him and hold him accountable.
Of course, if your 2024 plans don’t work out, there’s always 2025, which is almost here.