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Why Do So Many People Fail on Their New Year’s Resolutions?

Why Do So Many People Fail on Their New Year’s Resolutions?

As we say goodbye to 2019 and the end of another decade and celebrate the start of 2020, many of us will be ready to make New Year’s resolutions to start the New Year off. Every year people make resolutions to:

Fail on New Year Resolutions

  • Eat Healthier
  • Lose Weight
  • Exercise More
  • Stop Smoking
  • Spend More Time with Family and Friends
  • Spend Less Time Online
  • Finish Those “Unfinished” Projects Around the Home
  • Take Up a New Hobby
  • Learn a New Skill for a Better Job

However, by mid-February and early March, the vast majority of people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions. The reasons why so many people fail can vary, but the most common one is because they did not have the right support system in place to encourage and guide them.

The difference between people who accomplish and stick to their New Year’s resolutions and those that fail is because they took the time to put a support system in place.

Get the Support You Need from a Toronto Counsellor

Talking to a Toronto counsellor about your resolutions and how you want to accomplish them can be a great support system. Your counsellor can be there to provide encouragement when you need it and celebrate when you accomplish specific milestones, like making it a week without smoking.

Furthermore, your counsellor can help you narrow down your list of New Year’s resolutions and focus on those that can actually be accomplished. Another reason so many people fail on their resolutions is because they have set their expectations too high and created resolutions they will never accomplish without taking smaller steps to reach their ultimate goal.

For example, you set a resolution to lose 45 kilograms before summer. If you have not established how you will go about this or have a support system in place, you will never accomplish this resolution.

A better approach would be to start with resolutions where you are going to start exercising at least twice a week and changing your diet to include more fresh foods and less fast food and take-a-way meals. Accomplishing these resolutions can then help promote weight loss and eventually make losing that 45 kilos obtainable in the near future.

Counselling Can Help You Discover a New You in 2020

When you have locked away unresolved issues from the past, are going through divorce, or have other such matters that are holding you back, it can prevent you from becoming the person you want to become in the New Year. Your counsellor can help you work through problems and issues in a safe, caring, supportive, and judgement-free environment.

As you can see, counselling can be very beneficial whether you need a support system to accomplish your New Year’s resolutions, or want to resolve issues that are preventing you from becoming the person you want to be.

To schedule a counselling session in Toronto and get started on your New Year’s resolutions, please feel free to contact Ellen Starr at 416-488-3102 today!

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