What are your resolutions this New Year?

2015 is almost upon us. It is time to make changes to our lives and pick those New Year resolutions. I have decided on a couple and apparently around 50% of us make New Year’s resolutions.

The start of the new year is often the perfect time to turn a new page in your life. It’s strange because January 1st is straight after December 31st. It’s really no different to any other new day. However, psychologically, we love a new beginning; new year, a new beginning. I have a mental picture of the new year. December is at the bottom of one set of ‘steps’, and January, in the new year, is a sort of election night graphic at the top of a green flight of block steps.

We want to motivate ourselves to start the new year well, so we make resolutions. People like to reinvent themselves, become someone different.


The most popular resolutions are:

  • weight loss
  • exercise
  • stopping smoking
  • being more organised

But, according to research, as little as 8% of people succeed at their resolutions. So, why do so many people have trouble keeping their resolutions?

People often think that willpower is enough to keep those resolutions going. But by the time February has arrived many have already failed in some way or another to be as committed as they had planned, so give up completely.  Willpower is not a good method to rely on to make changes. Sometimes failure to stick to resolutions happens because people pick goals that they don’t really want to stick to, they don’t really believe in or they make resolutions that are plain unrealistic. Being more organised, for example, is too vague, we need specifics.

So, how can you achieve your resolutions and goals this new year? The most important aspect about making changes, resolutions or otherwise, is in the mind.

  • When we change the way we think we alter the way we behave
  • and by breaking it down to real and achievable goals
  • with small day by day and week by week goals
  • with a larger long term goal as the result
  • we make success more likely.

Clinical hypnotherapy with The Power of Your Mind, Skipton can cement all these fabulous decisions and chosen goals into the subconscious mind making success more likely.

So, what are your resolutions for this new year and how are you going to ensure you achieve them?


Contact us at www.thepowerofyourmind.co.uk or hypnosis@thepowerofyourmind.co.uk 07846 3676306 for more information or to book an appointment.