It’s that time of the year when the frantic speed of the holiday season begins to wind down and we anxiously anticipate the beginning of a fresh new year. You may already have a few promises to yourself rolling around in your head.
While New Year’s resolutions are no doubt made with the best intentions, most people go about creating them in a way that inevitably leads to failure and disappointment.
According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the a vast majority of resolutions are health-related, and a whopping 92% of those New Year’s Resolutions are never achieved. The withering, dwindling, and disappearance of New Year’s Resolutions is so common, you might say its “epidemic.”
If you are among the many who suffer from “Resolution Failure Syndrome,” help is available.
Failure to stick with your resolution often has little to do with your will power or strength and has a lot more to do with the resolution itself and the process that went into creating it.
During the last week of the year many years ago, Mark Twain observed: “Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”
In this week’s article, I explain how to create resolutions that you can stick to, making 2015 the year you finally take control of your health.
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy New Year!
P.S. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to take control of your health by working with one of our FDN Coaches through the Self Care Program, then that time is now! Through the end of January we are offering a $300 discount off our full Self Care Program to help you reach your health goals in 2015. Schedule your free consult here.