Every year we have a vision of what we want to do differently, what we want to improve and what we want to change. However a large amount of people never make these visions a reality, let's find out why.
"Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"
This is one of the biggest occurrences leading people down the path to failure. It isn't very hard to understand why either, it's very easy to get a boost of motivation starting the new year, and also very easy to SAY what you're going to do. In fact, it's also fairly easy to take ACTION and do it too, but what about when it's not working? This is where we find a problem, each year people use the same approach to lose their extra weight, to get back into shape, but your body is clever, it knows what's coming! But people will still try and repeat the same process over and over looking for a dramatic change, and when it doesn't happen, they fail.
Break the pattern
That leads us on to breaking the pattern, if you suffer from what was just mentioned above, the only way you're going to progress is to BREAK the pattern, switch it up and take a new approach. So what stops us from doing this anyway? The Comfort zone, breaking a pattern requires planning, adjustment, experimenting and fear of the unknown, these factors are all too much for most people to step out of what HAS worked before in the hop it will sustain for this new year. But let me tell you, it was work initially, however you will plateau and in order to achieve your vision, you will need to break the pattern.
So you've got a vision, you've realised what patterns you need to break, great. But then there's actually doing it! It's all good knowing and thinking about what you know you should be doing, Howe we if there's no action, nothing gets done. A lot of the time this is down to laziness. For example: come home from work, you're very tired and you've had a long day, which is understandable to not automatically want to train as soon as you get in. But a lot of the time this ends up happening all 7 days of the week and you never end up getting a workout done. Although you're tired or there's things going on, it's about finding ways around it to enable your routine to adapt to your goals. If you keep thinking to live everyday the same and hope it fits in this takes us back to insanity! Don't be lazy, get stuff done and make no excuses.
Don't let yourself fail
Everyone situation and circumstances are different. It can be hard, and time consuming, however your goals and aims are very important both physically and mentally. Don't let this year be another where you regret not doing more to make stuff happen, be pro active and break the pattern. The key is to remember it's always down to you, don't blame other people or situations, no matter how hard you have to find a way around it.
Goals and aims, write them down, save them on your phone, whatever way works for you. Allow yourself to analyse these and figure out what barriers might arise and hold you back from achieving them, from there you need to make sure you have a strategy to get around those barriers in order to succeed and not fail.