New Year resolutions: - Behavioral change
Each year we start our new year with resolutions, with high hopes and dreams on what we
want to achieve. According to research 1 , only 40% of people are able to sustain their new
year resolutions after 6 months, and only 20% of dieters are able to maintain long term
There are many ways that can be applied in order to focus on achieving goals, from small
actions such as doing daily habit change, setting alarms to wake up early or to maintain
consistent bedtime, changing priorities, rewarding ourselves with gifts when we hit a
milestone or owning up to punishments when we cannot reach our goals; while some
others may have therapies, or attend courses, programmes, etc. There are therapies which
are helpful to identify certain thoughts and behavior, and to reflect on how changing our
thoughts, priorities and behavior can help us to realign our actions with our targets, such as
the cognitive behavioral therapy, or gifts and punishments to motivate ourselves and so on.
However, there are still days that we may wake up in the blue, or times certain issues and
moods kick in, and we drop back to our previous self and old behavior.
According to Dr. Bruce Lipton 2 , our subconscious mind and behavior are formed in the first 7
years of our lives, after that we tend to react in certain ways, and as we age, we tend to
even go into autopilot mode, every sentence and every action we do seems to be done
consciously, but in fact it is all based on our memories in the past. In SBMP we provide
certain tools which allow our students to consciously time travel back to the core event, and
find out the reasons where certain decisions were made, and why we react in certain ways.
Through reawakening our innate ability to be able to feel and understand how these are
connected, and how they have affected us throughout our living years, we will be able to
make our new life choices to restart again.
1 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2728957/, J C Norcross 1 , A C Ratzin, D Payne