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Keeping up New Year’s Resolutions

What is the difference between a New Year’s resolution and a successful goal?
Incorporating a positive habit or a beneficial lifestyle change, one needs to set free the current, disempowering one. Think: ‘Out with the old, in with the new’.
Here are a few simple techniques which can assist you to let go of old patterns or beliefs.
  1. Think of a value which means a lot to you – integrity, honesty, kindness etc. Every time you notice yourself going down a destructive path, take a deep breath and repeat your value word to yourself for 30 seconds. Ask yourself, ‘How can I engage my value in this situation?’ and then do it.
  2. Breathe deeply for 30 seconds while saying, ‘I breathe in kindness’ (or whatever your value is), ‘I breathe out anger’ (or whatever you need to release).
  3. Visualise yourself packing up your issue in a big suitcase. Fill it with the baggage that no longer serves you. Close the suitcase and see it be taken into the middle of the ocean where an anchor is attached to it and draws it down into the depths of the sea, never to be seen again. Repeat daily for seven days.
Listen here to listen to Radio 702’s interview with Helen Hansen, the wellness practitioner, about new year’s resolutions.

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