Resolutions and why they don’t work

Well it is that time of year again when we are more inclined to “change our ways”, eat healthier, lose weight, exercise daily, drink less alcohol, quit the habit, save more money,  ….. The list is endless. I also find New Years, similar to birthdays, a time of reflection as well as excitement for what lies ahead. So this year I have thought about why we so often fail to achieve our goals.

I specifically named my business THRIVE homeopathy because I want to support my clients so that they can reach their goals and thrive mentally, emotionally and physically.  Common reasons are past traumas, stress, grief, worries and fears which hold us back from making the necessary changes and we seem stuck in a vicious circle of addictive or damaging behaviour. As a homeopath it is important to listen to a person’s full story, understand the pattern and to find a safe and natural medicine that will give the right stimulus to kick the habit, change and heal. Just recently a client who has been a major sugar addict has no sugar cravings since taking a single dose of the prescribed homeopathic remedy.

Another main reason for failure is because we aren’t truly willing to make the required sacrifice to achieve that goal.  In that case you are setting yourself up for disappointment from the start. Why even bother as you are only going to feel worse?  If you want to be slim again but don’t give up fatty and sugary foods well then it won’t happen.  Yes, there is a sacrifice or effort behind achieving goals and that is also why we are so proud when we reach them.

I advise my clients to think about what they are willing to do and then to formulate their resolution accordingly. For example if you want to lose weight start with simply cutting out all fried and battered foods, all sodas and cakes. By just doing that you will already lose some weight, feel more energised and positive so you can take on the next stage of diet changes and add some exercise. A complete lifestyle change is very hard but doable for some of us.

My suggestion to you for your 2016 resolution is to be kind to yourself and to take best care of the mind, body and soul you have been given.

 

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