New Year, New you? Not likely!

January 2016

Cue, promises and resolutions to be made, and broken. It seems that wherever you look there is something or someone promising you a new start, and to cure all of your problems. The reality is that change generally happens slowly. If you have ever tried to follow a detox plan or give something up, it often ends in failure.

This year I would urge you to make changes that are sustainable and achievable. It may not be as dramatic as detoxing or giving things up, and may not sound as exciting, but when you look back at where you were and where you are now, you will find that exciting. Small changes over time add up to big changes in the long run, and being a little bit patient will get you results that you may not have imagined. Remember too that you don’t have to wait until a New Year to make changes, gradual adjustments happen all year round, so every day can be like a new years day with this philosophy.

Wherever You Go, There You Are…

You may have heard of this book by Jon Kabat-Zinn, about mindfulness. I love the title (which is a Confucius quote) because it speaks a truth about change, you will still be you however many changes you make. Make sure that any goals or changes ring true with you, don’t be afraid of making mistakes, and if something isn’t working out for you then in the words of Elsa “let it go”. Maybe this will be the year of letting go for you, whatever it is, I wish you a Happy New Year.

 

1 thought on “New Year, New you? Not likely!

  1. Andrew Schick

    I think this statement that you made, “Small changes over time add up to big changes in the long run, and being a little bit patient will get you results that you may not have imagined.” pretty much sums up the key solution to every resolutioners problem. We’re all guilty of it, rushing to achieve a result and when it does not come fast enough, we give up.

    People need to find away to stay motivated along the way and it differs for every person. I like to do the small rewards thing, break up big goals into little ones and from there, reward myself every time I meet a new goal.

    Great post, seriously! We should connect, come check me out! Just search “Toronto Life Coach” on Google, I am studying under Master Life Coach Bruno LoGreco. Keep up the inspiring work!

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