• Louise Hurwitz

Need Help Sticking to Your New Year's Resolution?

Most New Year's resolutions fail despite our best intentions; They fail for a variety of reasons including:

Setting unrealistic goals

Setting too many goals at once

Setting goals that are not specific

Expecting that by reaching your goal your life will completely change

Failing to have the support you need to set well thought out goals and then accomplish them

Here are some suggestions for helping you stick to your New Year's resolutions:

  1. Focus on one resolution, rather several;

  2. Set realistic, specific goals. Losing weight is not a specific goal. Losing 10 pounds in 90 days would be;

  3. Don't wait till New Year's eve to make resolutions. Make it a year long process, every day;

  4. Take small steps. Many people quit because the goal is too big requiring too big a step all at once;

  5. Have an accountability buddy, someone close to you that you have to report to;

  6. Celebrate your success between milestones. Don't wait the goal to be finally completed;

  7. Focus your thinking on new behaviors and thought patterns. You have to create new neural pathways in your brain to change habits;

  8. Focus on the present. What's the one thing you can do today, right now, towards your goal?

  9. Be mindful. Become physically, emotionally and mentally aware of your inner state as each external event happens,moment by moment, rather than living in the past or future.


Working with a coach can be an excellent way to reach your New Year's resolutions. A coach can help you determine what area(s) of your life you would like to change and then help you create a plan that is doable, specific, and motivating. A coach makes a great accountability partner helping you to stay on track with your resolution, helping you get past inevitable barriers, and making sure that you celebrate each success along the way.

Contact me today and we can talk about how I can help you get started!!


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