Make New Year’s Resolutions Successful through yogic approach

by | Jan 5, 2024 | Yoga for manifesting your best self

Do You Want to Make New Year’s Resolution Successful? 

Let’s discover a yogic approach to achieve your New Year’s Resolution this year.

It’s that time of the year again – the perfect opportunity to set goals and start the year! But as a busy mum, you know that life can be overwhelming – days turn into weeks, and weeks turn into entire years without making the progress we had hoped for. 

Just yesterday, I began to read a new book called “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, and one thing at the beginning of the book caught my eye. One thing that can help you make New Year’s Resolution Successful this year (if you have read it, let me know if you feel the same thing)

On the first of January, I encourage my family to start healthy habits, eat more healthily, and exercise as a family resolution. Yes, I ask them every year, but I have not yet achieved it; even though I’m a health and wellness expert, trying to convince my family to do the same isn’t easy. 

Every year, I ask them to do the same, eat more healthy food, and do more exercise with a ton of to-do lists to start with. I have to squeeze my time to prepare healthy habits for them, but realistically, we all have other things to do. We all get tired and overwhelmed and give up even before spring break! 

It can be an intimidating and daunting task to achieve your one big goal. One big goal can be broken down into over ten to-do lists! It could be exhausting trying to do all of these at once. 

Pressure yourself to do so many things at a time could overstimulate your nervous system, causing tension, feeling overwhelmed, stress, burnout, and quickly giving up on your goals. That is a MISTAKE I do every year when setting New Year’s resolutions for my family. 

“One at a time”, I learned from mindfulness, but how could I forget it? Whatever size your goal is, begin with “One at a time.

“One at a time” is about focusing on only one thing at a time; it’s what we do a lot in yoga and mindfulness practice. 

The Mindbody is amazing; they have the system to reset itself and know when they need to do it. Whenever you feel exhausted, it’s a sign from the Mindbody to slow down and heal. You can prevent it from happening by focusing on “One thing at a time”. One small step at a time to make New Year Resolution successful this year. 

In Thailand, we say, “When you eat, only take one spoon at a time, and when you walk, only walk one step at a time”. 

Setting a big goal is OK, but keep one step at a time. If there is any harmful habit you want to change this year, begin with the easiest one you can change, start with a small milestone, and gradually step up to a more significant milestone. It is what we do in yoga. 

Do you want to make New Year’s Resolutions Success this year? Remember to be kind to yourself, embracing “One at a time” to your goal, and maybe start a yoga journey to keep balance and make New Year’s Resolution successful this year. 



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