The tradition of New Year's resolutions goes back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians who made resolutions after days of celebration to keep themselves in good standing with the Gods!
This tradition continues with just under half of us making New Year's resolutions. Over 70% of all resolutions are related to either physical health, weight loss, eating habits or mental health and sleep. It is great that so many people are focused on improving health. However, sticking to resolutions is hard.
Despite the best of intentions, 80% of us will not have been able to sustain our New Year's resolutions, according to a US psychologist and expert in health coaching.
Here’s the good news! There are strategies and tactics that can be used, such as the type of goals you set and how those goals are set, which enhance the likelihood of success. Importantly, according to one of the largest studies evaluating New Year resolutions, those people who receive support do better than those who do not.
At Next Practice Deakin, we can help support you with your health-related resolutions for 2021. We can support you by providing expert medical guidance and help you to shape your health-related goals for 2021 so you are one of the 20% who are successful.