Get back on the resolution horse!
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Venn Group — No comments
So last Friday was statistically the most likely day to break your new years resolutions.
In my last piece I gave my resolutions. Have I kept them? ……mostly!
Were any lapses due to lack of conviction or just old habits sneaking back? Probably a bit of both. After all, the mind is perhaps most powerful organ in the body - sometimes it’s in full control of everything, other times it is weary and those old habits are just too tempting.
All the same, I haven’t lost sight of my resolutions and I won’t be put off completely. So if you have drunk during your dry January or haven’t yet exercised the promised three times a week, give yourself a break and get back to it. It’s all about creating new habits and patterns, and this takes time.
Too many people end up abandoning goals after one slip. For myself, I believe the positive “get back on the horse" reaction to the occasional lapse is in fact one of the most important benefits from New Year’s resolutions - don’t give up.
If you took the time to chose how or what you wanted to change in 2018, don’t be swayed by those lapses. A percentage of change is better than none at all and when that powerful muscle the mind recognises the benefits, the percentage will rise.