Most people are not able to stand by their new year resolutions. Why is that?
The answer lies in the connection between emotional health and the choice of new year resolutions. When we look at people’s emotional states during the initial stages of the New Year, we see that most people are already in a state of heightened emotionality. This can be attributed to the fact that there is a certain amount of excitement about the New Year, coupled with a sense of optimism about what it will bring. The idea of setting goals for yourself and achieving them can be pretty exciting! But if you’re not able to maintain this state of heightened emotionality, then the chances are that you won’t be able to stick to your resolutions either. That’s where Bach Flower Remedies come in.
Bach Flower Remedies strengthen your emotional health so that it becomes easier for you to maintain a positive outlook of life and make better choices on how you want to live it.
Following are the most common emotional reasons why people can’t stick to their resolutions:
Lack of Clarity
Clarity is the key when it comes to adhering to resolutions. If you don’t know what you’re aiming for, how will you know when you’ve reached it? Without clarity, we
can easily get distracted by things that seem like they’ll help us achieve our goals—but really just distract us from them.
Bach Flower Remedy- Wild Oat can help you gain a sense of perspective. When you feel overwhelmed with possibilities or choices, you can look at the big picture and set priorities. It also helps you see the value in each choice you make. This ensures that if you have to choose which way forward is best for you at this time, you will make the right decision based on what matters the most.
Getting demotivated easily
When you miss a target, it can be hard to stay motivated. But if you’re passionate about your goals and are committed to achieving them, it’s important to remember that missing the mark is just a step on the way to your goal.
Even if you feel overwhelmed by the challenges and are tempted to give up, remember how excited you were when you first started. Remember what it’s like to be a beginner, even though that feeling of excitement may have faded during the bouts with frustration or disappointment.
Bach Flower Remedy- Gentian can let you sail through the patches of discouragement. This flower remedy can help you to feel like you have the power to get through anything. This flower essence can help you feel more confident and ensures that you are ready to face challenges—both at home and at work.
It is important to have realistic expectations and not push yourself too hard. You need to be honest about what you can achieve in the given time frame, as well as how much other factors might complicate your journey to success.
It is important that we set high standards for ourselves, but if our perfectionism prevents us from starting or completing a task, then it may be problematic. Perfectionists set extremely high standards for performance and are extremely hard on themselves when they fall short of those expectations—which can lead to procrastination and other issues with productivity.
Rock water is a great remedy to help you overcome your tendency to be too hard on yourself. It can help you break free from the rigid belief that you need to be perfect, and allows you to be more forgiving and kind with yourself as you make progress towards your goals for the year.
Comparison is a thief of joy.
It’s true: when you’re trying to achieve your goals, it can be tempting to look at the success of others and you might feel envious of their success.
Instead of letting comparison steal your joy, focus on what you’re doing right now. If others are ahead of you—great! Learn from their example and celebrate their success while still focusing on yourself. If you find yourself comparing with others, remind yourself that you are not your competition or it’s not a race. You have your own journey and have unique gifts to offer the world.
Bach Flower Remedy- Holly can be useful in helping to release feelings of anger, frustration, or envy when others experience success or happiness. This remedy can help you cope with jealousy by turning the negative feelings into a positive experience.
You need to be aware of how you feel when you are swaying from your goals and take Bach Flower Remedies as per your specific need.
When you work on your own personal development, it’s smart to seek the assistance of a professional. However, no one can make decisions for you—you’re responsible for what happens in your life.
(Disclaimer: The above are suggestive remedies, it is advised that one must make a personal blend after consulting a BFRP (Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner.)