I just heard that only 15% of people who make New Year’s resolutions manage to keep them. To be honest, that number seems a little high to me. There is a huge difference between a New Year’s intention and a well thought-out goal that is fueled by our passion and sense of purpose.
Too often, people set resolutions that are really “shoulds” that have been defined by somebody else.”Shoulds” don’t usually create much of a spark inside us. They even sound boring, and it’s hard to create momentum or motivation around a goal that bores us. A goal that has personal meaning–that we would be willing to fight for if we needed to–that’s a different kind of proposition.
How is this related to emotional eating? Well, first of all, the most “healthy” goal can come from either a place of passion or a place of “because I’m supposed to.” If you have a goal related to your eating or your weight or your relationship with food, I challenge you to put some thought into how you can really give it meaning. If weight loss is your goal–what’s driving it? What’s the passion behind it? If you want to lower your blood pressure, ask yourself “Why?” Give yourself a reason that you are really going to be willing to show up for. Do you want to ride a bike again? Live long enough to enjoy your retirement? Be able to jump on your kids’ trampoline?
If you want to stop overeating, ask yourself “Why?” If you successfully put food in its place and got on with your life, what would you do with all the extra time and energy and brain space? If you create a goal that you are excited about, you’ll have won half the battle.
Here are some great resources for your revamped exciting goals:
Resolution Coaching Groups: Transform your Resolutions into Realities (go to the link to hear an audio recording and get more information)
Your Missing Peace: The Coaching Club is the group coaching program where smart women discover their power to create freedom from overeating and peace with food – with more ease and joy than they ever thought possible.
If you’re a smart, busy, high-achiever who’s tired of going in circles with overeating and emotional eating, and you're ready to create results that last, check out The Club today!