Resolutions tough to start, but harder to maintain
As we go into January many people will be armed with new resolution. The article from Mental Health Organisation suggests that it is a real struggle to maintain change into the new year. However, MHO provides some really good practical tips to help you maintain a resolute approach.
My favourite one is to treat failure as a small set up. Many resolutions are set around changing habits that are deep set, and difficult to change! One key issue in any personal change is, we do not adopt a compassionate approach to set back and often will fall back on habits we wish to change. This can often serve as a reward mechanism to set backs, and therefore the vicious cycle continues. Be mindful that habits are hard to change; embrace set-backs, its normal and part of the process of adopting and trying new challenges.