2021 Could Bring Gold

For most of us 2020 was a terrible year and 2021 is going to be tough, but there is a light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel.

I have trained myself to be realistic, but also optimistic and I am looking forward to 2021 and what it will bring, despite the fact I know it’ll be a bit of a grinding battle. So, what about New Year’s resolutions? I never do them.

“Research shows that 85 to 95% fail. Lifestyle changes on the other hand can work. If they are approached sensibly, they can really benefit people. I spend my working life helping people change their way of being in a positive way. ”

So, how can a person change? First off, ask yourself, what do I really want to change in my life? Then, make a realistic plan, with small steps spread over a lengthy period of time. Remember it’s not a quick fix it’s a change forever, so expect and accept that you’ll go backwards from time to time and that’s OK, don’t beat yourself up.  

A clear simple and achievable plan means you won’t be overwhelmed with too big a task and feel defeated, instead you’ll also enjoy lots of little victories, building positive self-regard.

We can change our waistline or exercise more, but we can also change our psychological outlook and attain a contented balance, even in these strange times. Lots of us work hard to enable ourselves to do something better and neglect working towards being able to be someone better, when both are essential.

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