The primary reason that New Year’s resolutions fail is that the resolutions, or goals, are not set properly. That’s why people find them tough.
Some common challenges we face when setting New Year’s resolutions:
1. There is usually a negative slant to resolutions. They are set with a negative mindset where the focus is around moving away from something that is not wanted such as smoking or being overweight. However, when you shift your focus to what you really want then you become far more motivated
2. There isn’t a powerful sense of purpose behind the resolution. Therefore, other priorities will take precedence if your resolutions are not given enough importance.
5. Your new goals and intentions do not take into account existing practices and commitments. For example, if you want more of a life balance then you need to consider what you want to give up or change and understand what that means for you. If you want to reduce your To Do list then consider how you will manage your priorities more effectively in future. Read Fast Company’s 5 tips on making your To Do lists more effective and get off to a running start!
I’m sure that you will recognise some of these challenges. Do you feel committed to doing things differently this year?
The Journal Life team wish you a very happy, healthy and purposeful 2016 and look forward to supporting you every step of the way!