Ditch New Year Resolution & Create A Happy Year

November 1, 2000

For a FREE one-to-one lifecoaching session at Sarah’s practice, coach2balance, see details at the end of the article.New Year’s resolutions. I’m over them! Who has ever made a New Year’s Resolution and actually stuck to it? I know there are a few of you out there who can prove me wrong and good on you. But for most of us, New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside before we’ve even reached February 1. It’s the whole concept that worries me. Why set major tasks on an evening when most of us are swaying to and fro under the influence of copious amounts of champagne? The world seems rosier and challenges seem a breeze. So why not ditch the New Year’s Resolutions and focus instead on the great things you achieved last year. Focus on what you did accomplish rather than on what you didn’t. By doing this you can identify the things you were doing right. Now let’s see if we can apply them to other areas of your life.The plan of attack:

This year can be different. I remember reading once that the definition of insanity is “doing things the same way and expecting a different outcome.” This rings very true for me and many of those people I coach. Why do it that way? I often get asked and my response is often “why not, has it ever worked the way you have been doing things previously?”

So I propose this New Years Resolution is TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY. Create a year of new beginnings in all areas of your life.


Based on this let’s look at what you did in the year 2000. List all of your accomplishments. Put them somewhere as a reminder of what you do create.


Identify what you do not want in your life. Distinguish those things that must go. This could be a new attitude, new job, better relationships, your home, and debts. Get clear on those things that are clogging your path.

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