We are at that point. Three or four weeks into the new year is when the majority of New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside. Why do they so often fail, and why might they already be failing for you?
Perhaps your goals were too lofty, and success was truly unattainable. Maybe you are simply too busy to keep up with your new healthy practices. Some resolution practices only work when there is accountability, or when you can track your practice accurately.
One solution may be to speak with a health coach…like us here at MONACO Wellness, since the causes of your disappointment in achieving your goals may be in dissatisfaction with your essential nutrition - your career choice, relationships, spirituality or activity/lack thereof. And you might be displacing the need to improve your satisfaction in those key aspects of life, with a garden variety symbolic “resolution”.
During a coaching session, one of the things we would no doubt discuss is a general theme for what you were trying to achieve with your resolution. Was it self improvement? Was it more meaningful and nurturing relationships? Was it more satisfaction with your work life? Is it more spiritual depth and meaning in your life?
Or is it something even more general than that? The great Dr. Deepak Chopra recommends that we boil our resolutions down to one overriding concept and simply tell yourself to “wake up”!
In other words, simple awareness, mindfulness and presence in your life can put you in better touch with what you need to improve your life overall.
So, don’t beat yourself up. Almost no-one keeps their resolutions even this long. Give yourself more general goals, which may actually be much easier to achieve, yet still result in improvement in your life. Just wake up, take stock of your life honestly, see yourself for who you are and what you hope to achieve and improve. And then set goals, starting small and moving realistically day to day. You will be better for it. And you will have a gratifying year. If you need help, we at MONACO Wellness are here for you. We are all in this together!
Dr. John Monaco