New Year Resolutions and why we often sabotage ourselves

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Self Sabotage | 2 comments

New Year Resolutions

Well, it’s the beginning of a new year and for many of us it’s a time when we think about what we would like to accomplish in the year to come.  Whether we call them resolutions, goals, aspirations or dreams, they represent a part of us that we would like to improve or change.  Whatever our reasons are for wanting to change, we will all take varying approaches in an effort to achieve our goals.

Some of us will use a daily planner documenting every last detail of our plan and some of us will stick post-it notes around the house with positive affirmations written on them, supporting us along the way.   Others will listen to inspirational programs or read motivational books while some will rely on good old fashion will power, all in the pursuit of bettering our lives.  While using one or a combination of these methods may in fact bring about the change we’re longing for, in many instances we may find ourselves losing momentum and falling back into old patterns and ultimately sabotaging ourselves over and over again without knowing the reasons why.  This is largely due to the fact that we all carry around our own set of beliefs which are based on our life experiences and depending upon what these beliefs are, they may have a negative impact on our emotional, psychological or physical well being.

If these negative beliefs, which are often on a subconscious level, are not acknowledged and cleared, we will more than likely remain where we are unable to move forward and ultimately, achieve our goals.  Don’t let another moment go by feeling stuck, whatever we’d like to change be it our weight, health, financial situation, relationships or self esteem, Emotional Freedom Technique can help us address our underlying limiting beliefs that are preventing us from living the life we want.


  1. These New Years resolutions are so well put and makes me really think ahead of many goals etc. that I haven’t totally acheived because it’s just so easy to keep falling back in to bad habits. I will definitely try harder to be more organized with my life and continue on a more positive path with my thinking. You seem like a very focused person Leanne. Jean

    • Thank you Jean. Yes, it is certainly easy to fall back into old habits and patterns. I think it’s important to remember that if you do fall back into previous habits not to be too hard on yourself for it takes more courage to take your first step towards changing than it does standing still.

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