I want you all to think back to last years New Years Eve – now what big resolution did you make? Fast forward to today – have you kept it?
Millions of us make our resolutions in the same way every year but the experts say this is not the most realistic way to make a long-term change. Our brains are designed to give greater value to an immediate rather than a delayed reward, which means that the desire to go back to that comfy old habit is strong.
Read on for a quick run down on how you can really make your Resolutions work for you and a Video from Dr.Richard Bandler, the co creator of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), as he explains why people do not go through with their New Years Resolution and how they can reprogram their mind to face the challenges of change to accomplish their resolutions.
Even if you do overcome a bad habit, it can come back to haunt you. Researchers at Massachusetts institute of technology found that after a habit was broken, the habit pattern actually remains in the brain, lying dormant and can reappear when triggered by the old cues. Despite the challenges, it is possible to transform your ways. Keep your mind focused on empowered thoughts and set yourself small stepping stones. Reward yourself along the way for what you want to achieve and to motivate you so you do not return to the old habit. Remember the one thing that you have control over are your thoughts.
It also seems that men and women respond to different tactics. Phycologist Richard Wiseman, author of quirkology, tracked three thousand people who made New Years resolutions and found that after one year , just twelve percent were successful. Women have more success when they made their goal public and garnered support from family and friends. Men were more likely to succeed when they created S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-based-goals)
In this video below Psychologist & Co Inventor of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Dr.Richard Bandler explains why people do not go through with their New Years Resolution and how they can reprogram their mind to face the challenges of change to accomplish their resolutions.
(Video) Dr.Richard Bandler, Using NLP To Successfully Accomplish Your New Years Resolution
Bonus: New Years Quotes
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.
If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.
New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham