Why Do People Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Dec 21, 2022 | 2 mins read

Is there something magical about Jan. 1 that makes it easier to keep promises to yourself? If that were the case then the success rate would be better than 8 percent. More people make New Year’s resolutions than watch the Super Bowl, yet only 8 percent succeed in keeping them. The most common type of resolution is self-improvement related. Losing weight, eating healthier, quitting smoking vapes, cigs, tobacco or drinking, or getting more exercise, insomnia, phobias, and pain management are all on the top of the list. The desire to drop a harmful and even painful bad habit is certainly there for millions of Americans.

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The biggest danger in making rash New Year’s resolutions is spiraling into even deeper bad habits and further failure. This has very real effects in the brain, so let’s look an example. On Jan. 4, two different people don’t exercise. Person no. 1 made no resolution to exercise in the new year but person no. 2 did. Who feels worse? Not only does person no. 2 feel their failure psychologically and physiologically but now all past failures are coming up, such as failed relationships, failed ambitions and so forth. Perhaps you are now even starting to label yourself as a failure. This is catastrophic from a self-improvement point of view.


Obviously making no commitment or determination keeps us stuck in experiencing more of the same. First, we have to realize that shame and guilt serve no purpose whatsoever. Imagine you could train your brain to see bad habits, patterns and beliefs, as simply something you have experienced that can be easily changed. Through professionally guided hypnosis you can be taught to train your brain to easily create the outcome that you have always wanted. Imagine weighing what you want to weigh or taking a vacation with your cigarette money.

Identifying a bad habit is much different than identifying with a bad habit. Just like experiencing a setback is much different than identifying with a setback. Hypnosis allows you to create a new association with past failures through training your brain. This new way of training and thinking promotes self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. Without these positive attitudes about yourself, making a significant change in your lifestyle is very difficult.

Your penalty for not breaking bad habits is repeating the same loop again and again. The definition of insanity is said to be repeating the same thing over and over and not getting new results.

This year your only resolution needs to be to walk into a hypnosis clinic (no matter what day of the year it is) and get your goal just like thousands of others just like you have. No artificial timelines, no artificial expectations, no special packaged foods or supplements. By training your mind to approach self-improvement from a completely positive angle, you can let go of the false external markers and milestones that set you up for failure and make sure you are only set up for success!

Or you can just do what you have always done.