How Will You Buck the Trend?
Can you believe it is 2020? Another new decade. Yes, it is hard to comprehend but time keeps ticking. Twenty years since the Millennium when citizens were stocking up on water and essentials, just in case. We left 1999 and 2000 came without a glitch. Those that were in there 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s will think where has the time gone? I remember clearly 2000. What have I achieved in the arena of Health & Wellbeing? What have my New Year resolutions been since 2000? Most people’s goals are feeling fitter and healthier; take up more exercise, to lose weight, eat less meat, or perhaps looking after your mental health.
92% of New Year resolutions fail. Let me ask if you are one to commit? By the end of January, the resolution might be long forgotten or just ditched? Or have you succeeded for half of the year, and then old habits gradually reappear? Perhaps a whole year or two then old behaviours are shadowing you? Fantastic if you are the latter (you achieved for one or two years), but have you taken the time to reflect why old behaviours return again? After you went so far.
I wish everyone can find the conviction to achieve their New Year’s resolution this year as well as continue for the rest of their life. But guess what – it is a journey. A journey of behaviour changes, willingness and dedication to achieve success. The journey is taking small steps, reflecting on how you feel and changing habits for a lifetime. It takes patience, help (medical) in some cases, hard work and a loving support network around you. No one can do it for you but I am sure you would rather change for the benefit of yourself and all those close to you (especially if you need to change as if you don’t medically it will have a far worse outcome for your family).
Failure? No such thing unless you allow it.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good luck on your journey to change behaviours for good.