The problem with New Year’s resolutions

The start of the New Year is often a great time to turn a new page in our life, which is why many of us make New Year's resolutions. I want to lose weight, get fit, be happier, work harder, drink less, work less, find a better job and start a new hobby! Why do these resolutions often lose momentum after the first couple of weeks?

The reality is that they just don’t have enough structured action or planning behind them. If working less is your resolution, what concrete plans have you made to do so? What does 'be happier and finding a better job' actually look like for you personally?


Making resolutions or changing life habits involves changing behaviour - and in order to change our behaviour, we need to change our thinking or ‘rewire’ our brains. Only once we do this can we unblock what’s holding us back from really achieving everything we’re capable of. It’s not easy but it is possible.


After 20 years in the finance industry, I realized I was also capable of more and that I’d only be truly happy and successful if I changed my own thinking and did something that was completely aligned with my purpose. So, I took a sabbatical from business and started exploring how to create the life I really wanted.


After an intense journey of self-exploration, I discovered that part of my life purpose is to support others change their thinking and uncover their passion in line with their true talents, so they can live their own definition of happiness and success. I’m thrilled to now spend my time supporting people to recognize, understand and address the main stumbling blocks in their lives and to help them turn their resolutions into a more fulfilling and rewarding life.


What’s holding you back from achieving your resolutions?