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Why we fail to keep our New Year's resolutions

New Year traditionally is a time when people reflect on their lives and think about positive changes they would like to make.


New Year traditionally is a time when people reflect on their lives and think about positive changes they would like to make.
Coaching can support you to make New Year's resolutions you will actually keep.

This is the year...

You might decide that this is the year you will lose weight or eat more healthily. Perhaps you’re considering that new career, or maybe feel that now is the time to start that new business you’ve been dreaming of. You might wish to become more assertive or find ways to reduce stress or anxiety. Or you might want to achieve a better work/life balance.


Some people know exactly what changes they would like to make in their lives. For others, it may be a more general sense that something in their life needs to change but are not sure exactly what that might be.


How we set ourselves up to fail

The fresh start of the new year can spur us on to make plans with enthusiasm. However all too often, this fizzles out because we set unrealistic goals or find ourselves unable to sustain these well-intentioned changes. In some cases, the changes might seem so daunting, it might be difficult to even know where to start. This can lead to a sense of failure, disappointment and self-criticism, all of which can have a negative impact on our and mental health. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 80% of us fail to achieve the new year’s resolutions we make.


How coaching can help

Coaching can help you explore your motivation for these changes. It can support you to gain clarity and set meaningful and realistic goals to work towards. It can also help you understand where you might fall down or unconsciously sabotage your own efforts.


I offer a free 30-minute discovery call to help you explore how coaching can support you to make changes in your life. To arrange a call, call me on 07544 126779 or drop me an email.



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