Learn why New Year's Resolutions don't work, and how to make actionable goals instead

140- Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work and How to Restart Your Goals

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

January 14, 2021

Every new year, people set their healthy resolutions they want to achieve. Things go well for about 2 weeks, then life gets in the way or something stressful happens.

Habits don't need a set starting point for you to follow them, and thinking along those lines often will cause you to never follow through on a habit.

This is why in this episode, I talk about ways to break down habits into actionable chunks you can actually be successful with, and how to restart habits.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • The typical ways people usually start a new habit, and why it doesn't work
  • How to break down new habits into actionable steps
  • When to restart habits, and how to get back "on the bandwagon"


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:45] You can start a new goal or habit at any time, you don't need a specific date
  • [4:30] What leads to inconsistent habit changes is because we create too large of goals to try and achieve
  • [6:00] Don't try to do all habit changes at one time
  • [7:30] Follow Atomic Habit's 1% change every day for 365 days
  • [8:30] Stop spending time creating new habits, spend more time focusing on improving your current habits
  • [10:00] Focus on the person you want to be, not the goal you want to achieve

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn from Bryan Carroll why New Year's Resolutions don't work and how to make achievable goals instead

Learn from Bryan Carroll why New Year's Resolutions don't work and how to make achievable goals instead

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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