Happy New Year! From our team at Paradigm, we hope that you had a fulfilling holiday season. We often use goal setting strategies to help make changes and there s no better time than a new year to accomplish that. Unfortunately, many of those well-intentioned resolutions fall by the wayside by the end of January. Here is some great information and research to help ourselves and others create and maintain goals throughout the years.
Much like creating a habit, resolutions are often born from years of practicing a behavior that has become an unwanted part of our lives. Changing ingrained habits is hard work that requires awareness, vigilance and commitment. Research has shown us that forming new habits is dependent on a number of factors and the time frame can vary from weeks to months. Creating successful habits and breaking unwanted patterns is what resolutions are about. So enjoy a little early January reading about why resolutions often fail and how to more effectively establish year-long resolutions and we wish you a happy, healing and fulfilling upcoming year.