Knock your New Years Resolutions on the Head!

Us Brits love nothing more than chatting about the weather and enjoying a picnic of sarnies, scotch eggs, cocktail sausages, crisps, and of course a Skinny Bar (or two), right?


Say goodbye to the “New Year, New You” mentality! You’re already amazing just as you are. Instead of striving for a complete overhaul, consider making positive shifts in your life with a mindset focused on achievable and sustainable changes. We’ve done the research, and here’s why traditional New Year’s resolutions often fall short.

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fall Flat:

  1. The Overwhelming List:
    • January often sparks reflections on unmet goals from the previous year, leading to lengthy lists of desired changes.
    • Setting an extensive roster of resolutions can set you up for failure, making it challenging to tackle each goal effectively.
  2. Unrealistic Timelines:
    • Change requires consistent effort and time to develop new habits and break old ones.
    • Resolutions often come with unrealistic timelines, creating unnecessary pressure and hindering long-term success.
  3. External Pressures:
    • Making resolutions due to societal expectations rather than personal motivation can lead to a lack of commitment.
    • Genuine inner drive and purpose are essential for sustainable change, and resolutions made under external pressure may fizzle out.

How to Make Changes That Stick:

  1. Choose Your Own Starting Line:
    • Recognize that change doesn’t have to begin on January 1st; find a timeline that suits your individual journey.
    • Set realistic goals with achievable timelines that align with your personal pace.
  2. Be SMART About Your Goals:
    • Utilize the SMART framework (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound) for clear and focused goal-setting.
    • This approach provides clarity and direction, increasing the likelihood of success.
  3. Start Small for Big Results:
    • Rather than overwhelming yourself with lofty goals, start small and build up gradually.
    • For example, if running a marathon is your ultimate aim, begin by conquering a 5k and then progress to a 10k. Slow and steady wins the race.
  4. Persevere and Adjust:
    • Remember, setbacks are a natural part of the journey. Don’t be disheartened; instead, realign, readjust, and reset.
    • Your goals are yours to own, and persistence is key to overcoming challenges.

Say goodbye to the pressure of unrealistic resolutions and embrace a journey of gradual, sustainable change. Your goals are achievable, and with the right mindset, you can create positive shifts that last. Here’s to a year of progress, growth, and self-love!

Lots of Love,

Team Skinny xx



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