Unlocking the Power of New Year’s Resolutions: The Surprising Benefits and How to Do Them Right

by Maddy Coyne

by Maddy Coyne

Updated Dec 15, 2023

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By: Maddy Coyne

As the new year approaches, many of us find ourselves contemplating the age-old tradition of New Year’s resolutions. While it’s common to associate these goals with inevitable failure or a fleeting burst of motivation, the truth is that when approached with intention and a well-crafted plan, New Year’s resolutions can bring about transformative and lasting changes. In this blog post, we’ll explore the surprising benefits that come with setting resolutions and delve into how, when done right, they can serve as powerful catalysts for improved health and well-being. 

The Power of Intention: The act of setting New Year’s resolutions provides a valuable opportunity for individuals to reflect on their aspirations and set a positive tone for the coming year. Research suggests that the simple act of articulating goals enhances motivation and commitment. When approached with intention, resolutions become more than mere declarations—they become visions, guiding individuals toward healthier, more fulfilling lives. Whether it’s adopting a healthier diet, incorporating regular exercise, or prioritizing mental well-being, the power of intention behind these resolutions can instigate a positive ripple effect throughout various aspects of one’s life. 

Creating Habits That Last: One of the big advantages of well-thought-out New Year’s resolutions is that they can help you develop habits that last. Instead of making big, temporary changes, resolutions that involve small, achievable steps can lead to long-term success. Doing small things consistently over time is more likely to become part of your daily routine, leading to significant and lasting changes. For example, deciding to eat more fruits and vegetables can be the basis for lasting health improvements instead of changing your entire diet all at once. 

Empowering Personal Growth: Beyond the tangible health outcomes, New Year’s resolutions have the power to ignite a journey of personal growth. Setting and achieving goals fosters a sense of accomplishment and boosts self-esteem. Every successful step toward a resolution strengthens your belief in your ability to make a positive change. This newfound confidence can affect more than just health-related goals, having a positive influence on many parts of your life. The process of working toward and achieving resolutions proves your resilience, discipline, and ability to grow. 

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As you can see, the surprising benefits of New Year’s resolutions extend far beyond the initial burst of motivation. When approached with intention, these resolutions become powerful tools for personal growth, habit formation, and overall well-being. By embracing the journey and incorporating the support of Metabolic Meals and All Access Dietitians, individuals can turn their resolutions into sustainable lifestyle changes, making the upcoming year a truly transformative one. Cheers to a healthier, happier you in the new year! 

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Author: Maddy Coyne, RD
Maddy earned her bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Physiology with a focus on Health Promotion from the University of Iowa. Continuing her journey as an Iowa Hawkeye, she is currently studying in the Master of Clinical Nutrition program at the Carver College of Medicine. Maddy looks forward to earning her MS, RD, and NBC-HWC Health Coaching credentials by May 2024. Maddy has gained valuable experience as a health coach with the UI Community Outreach Lab. Some personal facts about Maddy: she lives with Celiac Disease and has run two Chicago Marathons! In her free time, Maddy enjoys developing recipes, calling family, playing with her cat Georgie, and mindfully exercising! 

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