After enjoying all the festivities of Christmas, realisation quickly follows that some things need to change to improve you and your life so you begin the New Year with new beginnings…a list of New Year’s resolutions.
Many people have great resolution ideas to achieve their goals, like quitting smoking and drinking, saving money, eating more healthy food or stop eating junk food, joining the gym and buying a new smartwatch to help with weight loss. However, statistics show that only 9.2 % of people ever achieve their New Year’s resolutions and break free from their bad habits. So with Dry January out of the way, how are your New Year’s resolutions fairing?
New Year’s resolutions often fail because they result in setting too many expectations and creating unrealistic goals. What should you do instead? Change just one of your habits that will create the most change. Perhaps work on improving your confidence and self-esteem, embrace fears, don’t make rash or emotional decisions, and know that failure is part of success. Or make time for people, including yourself, prioritize time using a diary, work more efficiently. Note that these aren’t activities as such but they relate to creating new patterns for your thoughts and beliefs. Making one small change in your daily repetitive routine is a vital step to ease the reluctance that comes with change which according to research, takes 66 days to completely break free from. And once you change your thoughts, your habits and actions will automatically change, too.
It typically takes 21 days to shift into a new gear, so don’t give up! Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way of facilitating you in changing your thoughts and beliefs. Andy Cox from Assured Effects Hypnotherapy, is more than happy to offer you a free, no obligation telephone consultation about any of your concerns. Click herefor more information.
Together let’s make change permanent, not just a failed New Year’s resolution.