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Take a moment now and wind the clock back to the very beginning of 2013.
Do you remember your New Year’s resolutions, those ambitious plans you had to change your life? r
New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. But are we missing out on a trick? Could it be that it’s not the idea of resolutions that doesn’t work, but maybe the way we’re setting them needs a tweak?
When trying to change there are small things we can do to increase our chance of success. Here are some that my clients and I have found useful. I hope they help you create a remarkable year in 2013. r
There are two main reasons: one is because they get caught up in the “New Year’s Resolution Trap” and the other is because of a lack of continuous motivation. I call it a “resolution trap” because it feels good to make New Year’s resolutions, yet it rarely actualizes into anything tangible. r
In the thick of the holiday season, it’s easy to make promises to yourself about the New Year. In January, I’ll eat healthily / stop smoking / cut back on drinking / exercise regularly / start studying for that qualification …
Some experts might tell you to get started on your goals straight away (“there’s no time like the present!”) – but that’s not necessarily realistic advice. If you know that December is going to be hectic, you don’t want to set yourself up for failure. r
Are you exercising enough?
For most people, the answer to that question is “no” – especially at this time of year, during the holidays. Exercise might not feel like your top priority right now. But keeping active is crucial for good physical and mental health. r