how to achieve new year's resolutions

How to achieve new year’s resolutions

If it was easy to change, we would have nothing to do as we would all live the life we want, have the body we like and be in control of work and life.


Change is a challenge for a number of reasons:

  1. It takes effort
  2. It creates uncertainty
  3. And It creates loss – doing something new means that something old is going

James Clear, an author who writes about behavioural psychology, habit formation and performance improvements, came up with the top 5 reasons why the creation of new behaviour and new habits fail. They all focus on effort and looking at effort from a realistic perspective.

Check if your New Year’s Resolutions comply with any of these:

  • Too much, too soon: you try to change everything at once
  • Too big: your goal is so big that you get overwhelmed and frustrated because you aren’t making progress or you can’t notice the progress
  • Result orientated. It is more important to establish a ritual of actions, which will lead to the result.
  • Environmental unawareness. You can’t change your environment, but what if your behaviour is a response to your environment? Then you can’t change.
  • Small changes are overlooked: but enough baby steps will make you go the full distance of a marathon…

How would it be to change your NYR into smaller chunks, take more time, focus on action rather then result, consider your environment and the impact that has on the (im) possibility of your success and fall in love with baby steps?

If you want to discuss your NYRs and adjust them in a way that makes it possible for you to stick to them, scoop up a free clarity session with me and get your action plan for success. Don’t throw in the towel just yet.

Read about my New Year’s Resolution and how I make it possible for myself to stick to it.