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My favourite singer / songwriter is a giant of the Australian music scene; but virtually unknown in this country. 

His name is Paul Kelly. 

One of his lesser-known songs is Little Decisions

It goes:

“Little Decisions are the kind I can make,

Big resolutions are so easy to break,

I don’t want to hear about your big decisions”.


Resolutions are easy to conceive, but difficult to achieve.

This is because we all share the DREAMS of health, happiness, and vitality.

We even largely agree on how to achieve it: Diet, Rest, Exercise, Alignment, Motivation, & Support.

This is why our office is packed with information organised into these categories to step people through these topics. 

Habits Build Health

Sage advice goes “You’re not fat because of what you ate between Christmas and New Year, but because of what you ate between New Year and Christmas”.

This insight highlights the importance of habit-forming rituals when it comes to building better health.

When resolutions do not work it is because a habit has not been formed. 

One study found it takes at least 18 days to form a habit, and an average of 66 days (Euro J Social Psychology).

This explains why most resolutions only last until February and the first 3 weeks are crucial.

Concentrating on a daily routine early on is a good way to start, but it needs you to remain vigilant for at least 2-3 months.

Time Kills All Deals

Often not having enough time to form a new habit is cited as a reason for a failed resolution.

So, What Are You Going STOP to allow you to afford you more time needed for a new habit?   

Change One Thing

Resolutions are doomed if they are too big to achieve.

They need to be SMART (Specific, Measured, Achievable, Relevant & Timed).

Too ambitious seldom works.

Break it down to a RE-SOLUTION.

Build on what you know has worked for you before.

Come at it from a solution first, then form an action plan:

Not picking an action step without the goal in mind.

Falling Is Not Failing

Accept that in setting a new way to approach your life, will not be smooth sailing, and forgive yourself if you sail off track.

Guilt and self-loathing are often the result of the first stumble or hurdle; this is only a failure if you fail to rise again.

More Advice from Paul Kelly’s Little Decisions:

Work a little harder, keep your mind on death

Get your things in order, take a deeper breath

If drinking is the problem, then drink a little less

If guilt becomes a burden, find a friend, confess


We are here to help you achieve your health and life goals in 2024 – Be Your Best!

Please call us now to book your assessment - 01425 620222

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