New Years Resolutions are great – they push us all to be better people by changing our attitudes, aims and habits. It’s around this time of year however that many people find they’re not sticking to their new lifestyles all that closely.
Many resolutions of course come to an end when they’ve barely even got off the ground. But ones that have made it into February aren’t all that common, and the chances of you keeping your resolution obviously decrease as time goes on, with about one in eight lasting a full year.
If your resolve is only now starting to buckle, you’ve already done better than many who set out to make this year better than the last, and it would be a shame to let it end now.
A major reason why resolutions fail is because of a focus on external outcomes rather than internal ways of thinking.
So we may think ‘I want to lose weight,’ when a more productive way of thinking might be ‘I need to improve my diet, eat less and exercise more.’
Even such a simple change in your attitude could be just what you need in order to succeed. A focus on what you need to do rather than solely on an imaginary target will motivate you to take the right kind of action.
Despite this, most people find it very difficult to stick to new patterns of behaviour which differ from those they have adopted all their lives.
This immense difficulty in changing your lifestyle is a symptom of a mental and emotional connection to your former ways. There is comfort in patterns, and in things that we already know and understand. So continuing living the way we currently do is much ‘safer’ than trying a new, better path.
Doing something new is frequently far from easy, but many would recommend hypnotherapy in Swansea as a way to reinforce your positive new self-image. Those who choose to undergo hypnotherapy don’t do feel compelled to do anything they don’t want to, but rather are given the determination and self-control they need to stop smoking, lose weight, stop drinking, conquer fears or achieve almost anything at all!
It really is inspirational to see people make the changes they need to in their lives, and marvel at how simple it really was once they had worked out the internal factors. With the proper mindset, you’ve every reason to find success too.