January is pretty quiet when it comes to advice giving and life coaching because most people are so enthusiastic about their New Year’s resolutions that they don’t think they need any help. But then February rolls around and that chocolate cake starts to look awfully tempting, you realize you are too busy to exercise or do volunteer work and you get a bit defensive when telling your friends there’s nothing wrong with staying home every evening, alone, with a book. The initial thrill of the New Year has worn off, your routine has kicked in and you now have to make those vows to change all over again.
Trust me – I know how hard that is. I have habits that I have always been proud of, that I thought were positive. Habits that I am only now starting to realize may not be having the best effect on my life and the lives of those around me.
Part of the reason that habits are so difficult to break is because, whether it’s physical or emotional, your habit has belonged to you for a long time. You think it’s part of who you are. Well, it’s not! You are whoever you choose to be, how much effort you’re willing to put in and the intentions behind every choice you make. Here are a few tips on maintaining the decisions you’ve made to make your lives better and be the best you that you can be.