I've been having a lot of conversations about New Years Resolutions. I didn't make resolutions this year because I've never actually kept ones I made in the past. In fact, 8 out of 10 New Years Resolutions fail. That's unfortunate given that people often set really positive goals like eating better, exercising more, and being less stressed. The obvious question is why do they fail and how can we be more successful in achieving our goals?
Building habits is basically my job. I focus on making sure you take the appropriate steps to create a healthy lifestyle that lasts. Those who have worked with me know that I spend A LOT of time helping you cultivate self-awareness and convincing you it's ok to take baby steps.
James Clear has written a bunch of fantastic articles on building new habits (and breaking old ones) and his latest one is excellent. In it he outlines 5 Common Mistakes That Cause New Habits to Fail: trying to change everything at once, starting with a habit that is too big, seeking a result not a ritual, not changing your environment, and assuming small changes don't add up.
So, we're six days into the New Year. Did you make resolutions this year? If so, what are they? Do you feel your momentum slowing down already? Are you worried this will be another year of failed goals? If so, read James Clear's article and re-evaluate your resolutions. If you need some guidance give me a ring, shoot me an email, or reach out on Facebook to schedule a free strategy session.
My mantra for 2015 is I'VE GOT THIS (and I know you do as well).