Get back on the resolution horse!

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Venn GroupNo 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.

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