"Reflecting on New Year's Resolutions: A Mid-January Check-In"

How are those New Year's resolutions going? Have you put those trainers on yet or just thought about it have you booked that park run? Have you planned that trip? Started organising and de-cluttering the house like a mad person? Or is that just me???

Have you found yourself trying to run, listen to those podcasts, read that pile of books, take an ice bath, get up at 5am and meditate all at the same time, then failing miserably???

As the initial excitement of New Year's celebrations begins to settle, it's time to take a pause and reflect on the promises we made to ourselves – our New Year's resolutions. January 1st marks the beginning of a new chapter, an opportunity to set goals and embrace positive changes. Now, as we find ourselves in the second week of January, it's the perfect moment to check in on the progress of our resolutions and assess whether we're still on track or if adjustments are needed.

Reviewing Resolutions:

By now, many of us have encountered the inevitable challenges that come with pursuing our goals. Whether it's related to health and fitness, personal development, or professional aspirations, the journey is seldom a straight path. Take a moment to revisit the resolutions you set for yourself. Are they still relevant and meaningful? Have unforeseen circumstances arisen that require adaptation?

Celebrating Successes:

Acknowledging small victories is crucial in maintaining motivation. If you've made progress, no matter how minor, celebrate it! Recognizing achievements, even the small ones, can boost your confidence and reinforce your commitment to your resolutions. Share your successes with friends or family to create a positive support system.

Addressing Setbacks:

It's important to recognize that setbacks are a natural part of any journey towards self-improvement. If you find yourself deviating from your resolutions, don't be too hard on yourself. Instead, use setbacks as opportunities to learn and adjust your approach. Reflect on what went wrong and strategize ways to overcome obstacles in the future.

Revisiting and Refining Goals:

As we navigate through the year, our priorities and circumstances may evolve. Take the time to reassess your resolutions and make any necessary adjustments. It's perfectly acceptable to refine your goals based on new insights and changing situations. This flexibility will contribute to a more realistic and sustainable path towards success.

Seeking Support:

If you're facing challenges in maintaining your resolutions, don't hesitate to seek support from friends, family, or even professional mentors. Sharing your journey with others can provide valuable insights, encouragement, and accountability. Remember, you don't have to navigate the path to self-improvement alone.

Moving Forward:

Mid-January is not a deadline for success or failure; it's a checkpoint in your journey. Whether you're charging ahead with unwavering determination or recalibrating your goals, what matters most is the commitment to continuous improvement. Use this moment as an opportunity to reenergize your resolutions and approach the coming months with renewed enthusiasm.


As we reflect on our New Year's resolutions on this mid-January day, let's embrace the progress we've made, learn from setbacks, and adjust our course when necessary. Remember, the journey towards self-improvement is a marathon, not a sprint. Celebrate the small victories, stay resilient in the face of challenges, and keep moving forward towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.

Here is a summary of some of mine and just how I am doing!

Dry January  - Tick – although it is only the 12th!

Don’t buy any new clothes for 6 months  - Tick

Learn to play piano – this has been on my list for years – so this week I enquired about lessons… it’s a start

Learn to paddleboard – I’ll wait until its warmer for this one!

Exercise more – well – its only week 2 – but so far so good

Posted by: Kingsley Recruitment