New Year’s Resolutions get a bad rep sometimes and for different reasons. Some people say we should love ourselves as we are and stop trying to improve. Some say resolutions are stupid because they don’t work. And others say screw New Year’s; if you want to improve yourself, do it now!
The concept of the Resolution exists because one of our most fundamental human needs is “growth”. We all need to be achieving and expanding our sense of self to be able to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives.
The fact that it happens around New Year’s is just because whenever something comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on what was good, what could have been better, and what we want more or less of next time.
Whether it’s a year, a book, or a relationship, endings are the perfect opportunity for reflection and integration. It’s when we integrate what’s occurred that we can move forward most peacefully and empowered to choose effectively in our new venture.
If you like the idea of resolutions but have difficulty making yours happen, watch my 10-minute chat with Clare, Pauline and Claire of Ilsien in-Nisa, where we discuss why we often fail to keep our resolutions and the steps we need to take to achieve them.
Reconnect with your purpose and breakthrough the beliefs that hold you back so you can create the life you want at the New Year Evolution Workshop on the 19th January at Active Spirit. Get your tickets here!