Happy New Year Resolutions

2014 fireworks2014 was ushered in with fireworks over the Thames with plenty of excitement and maybe anticipation. http://buff.ly/1g0ksYm

Anticipation because we wondered would 2014 be better than 2013 and would we enjoy this year more and achieve what we set out to do?

Achieve what?

Some of you will have made resolutions between the hangover on 1 Jan, that we were giving up something or starting something, or being something new. However, today for some of you, those resolutions have been broken and maybe forgotten.

Great start to another year!

So what can you do differently and how can you rescue those resolutions?

First of all, you need a dose of reality. If you have been doing whatever it is you want to stop, for a while, say a few years, you will not achieve that fantastic turnaround in a few days. Honestly!

Start with your WHY. Why do you want to make those changes? Why is that important to you? And why is THAT important to you. You may need to ask yourself this question a couple of times. Write down your answers. Also, what will be the impact to you, your family/friends etc if you DON’T achieve it? This is the killer question. If you don’t care and nobody else does either, WHY are you doing this and setting yourself up for failure. Change something that is IMPORTANT to you.

Next!

Start slowly. Reduce, decrease, lessen your activity. Get used to the reduction in this activity. Conversely, if the desire is to increase your activity, start slowly and make incremental changes.

Examples:

Stopping smoking? Reduce the amount of cigarettes you smoke each day. When you’re comfortable with that reduction, reduce again.

Taking up exercise, when you were previously a couch potato? Start with walking to the end of the street, or 2 streets. Whatever, you feel comfortable with to begin. As your confidence increases, step up the activity. (No pun intended!)

Finally, celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. That is how you keep your motivation going.

You can try this yourself, and let me know how you get on.

If you want to implement bigger changes email me to find out you can make them successfully.

Happy new year!

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