It’s Halfway Through January Already!

We’re already half way through January and those promises that were made a mere two weeks ago have, for most of us, faded into the back of our memories. Yet all is not lost.

There is still plenty of time to turn those decisions around.

Life Coach, Carrie Brooks, who works with people worldwide helping them to positively change their lives and to achieve a healthy life/work balance, asks the questions; why do so many well-meant resolutions crumble to dust? Why does that initial enthusiasm just dwindle away?

And she give us 7 great tips for making those New Year Resolutions stick for good.

7 Great Tips

1.  Choose to do something that you really want to do, avoid doing something that you feel you ought to do. Inspiration not obligation. This is a positive step towards feeling good about the resolution.

2.  Make sure that you are being realistic and that your goal is achievable. It’s far better to go to the gym once a week and stick to it than to go 5 days a week for the month of Jan never to return again!

3.  Try to avoid attempting the same old resolution you’ve tried before. As the famous quote from Einstein goes “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Think of something new…

4.  Feel excited about your resolution, imagine yourself in 3 months’ time having achieved the change you wanted and feeling great.

5.  Look at the resolution from a new positive perspective. Not as giving something up and denying yourself but instead giving yourself something life enhancing, choosing a better way of life. If you’re giving up smoking for example don’t concentrate on the cigarettes you are denying yourself instead concentrate on how good you feel, how clear your skin is and how liberated your starting to feel as the chains of the old habit start breaking away.

6.  If you are reflecting on your life, you may be feeling stuck and running on auto pilot. You may be contemplating major life changes. If this is the case consider life coaching. Many coaches offer the first session for free, so try testing the water you have nothing to lose and it may be the best decision you can make for moving forward with your life.

7.  A New Year Resolution is a commitment that you are making to yourself. Announce your intention to people you know will be supportive. This way you will be accountable to the change you want to make and it will give you someone to turn to when you need encouragement.

(And a bonus)

8.  Remember to congratulate yourself with every landmark you reach, look back in appreciation of how far you have come and treat yourself to something special.

Decide, commit and reap the rewards.

More from Carrie

If you’ve enjoyed reading those tips and found them useful, perhaps you would like to hear some more from Carrie? Her website is: and she offers a complimentary initial consultancy, so what have you to lose? (Except, perhaps, some weight or a smoking habit!)

World of Wills

Of course, we would add to any list of New Year’s Resolutions the need to make your Will. So, if you’ve always put it off, try a different approach and just give us a call. The number is: 020 8920 3360. Alternatively, you can visit our website:

The process is easy. You meet with one of our consultants at a time and place that suits you, and, over a cup of tea or coffee, we guide you through and take instructions as per you wishes. The fees are fixed, so no surprises!

What are you waiting for – it’s halfway through January already!

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