How do you Create and Achieve Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions?

As we bid farewell to the old and usher in the new, the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions remains a practice for many. For me it is a symbolic act of self-reflection and a commitment to personal growth. While setting resolutions is a common tradition, the key lies not just in making them but in creating meaningful, achievable goals that contribute to one’s overall well-being.

The Power of Resolutions:

I like to look at New Year’s resolutions as a roadmap for my own personal improvement and growth. They offer me the opportunity to reflect on my past experiences and visualise a better version of me in the coming year. I usually sit down, look at the wheel of life and the different sections of my life and write down intentions for each section.  It can range from adopting healthier habits, pursuing personal passions, or achieving professional milestones.  I feel resolutions provide me a sense of purpose and direction.

Here I would like to share 7  tips to help you to create some new year resolutions or to simply set some intentions for 2024.

Grab a pen and paper and let’s get started.

  1. Keep it Real

Set achievable goals that align with your current lifestyle and circumstances. Unrealistic resolutions can lead to frustration and disappointment, making it harder to stay committed.

2. Focus on the Positive

Frame resolutions in a positive light. Instead of saying “quit a bad habit,” opt for “cultivate a healthier lifestyle.” Positivity not only motivates but also fosters a more optimistic outlook on the journey ahead.

3. Prioritise

Identify the areas of your life that hold the most significance. Prioritise resolutions that contribute to your overall well-being, such as physical health, mental well-being, or personal development.

4. Chuck it Down

Large, daunting goals can be overwhelming. Break them down into smaller, manageable tasks or milestones. This approach makes the journey more digestible and allows for a sense of accomplishment along the way.

5. Write your Plan Down

Develop a detailed plan in writing.  It will help you to outline the steps you need to take to achieve your resolutions. This plan serves as a roadmap, guiding you through the process and helping you stay on track.

6. Enlist an Accountability Buddy

Share your resolutions with friends or family who can offer support and encouragement. Having a support system can make a significant difference in staying accountable to your goals.

7. Keep it Flexible

Life is unpredictable, and obstacles may arise. Be open to adjusting your resolutions as needed. Flexibility allows for adaptation without losing sight of the overall objective.


So Now you have created your Resolutions you have the Plan so it’s time to implement the plan, here are some key tips to help you do just that:

  1. Consistency is the Magic Sauce

Establish a routine that aligns with your goals. Consistency builds habits and contributes to long-term success.


2. Celebrate all the Wins Big and Small

Acknowledge and celebrate the small victories along the way. Recognising progress boosts motivation and reinforces your commitment.

3. Lessons and Blessings

If setbacks occur, view them as opportunities to learn and grow. Adjust your approach and continue moving forward with resilience.

4. Keep Going

Maintain a positive mindset throughout your journey. Focus on the positive changes you’re making rather than dwelling on perceived shortcomings.


New Year’s resolutions are a powerful tool for self-improvement, offering you an opportunity to reflect on your aspirations and take intentional steps toward positive change.

By setting realistic, meaningful goals and approaching them with dedication and flexibility, you can turn resolutions into a transformative journey of personal growth and achievement.

As we step into the new year, let us embrace the opportunity to create a better, more fulfilling future for ourselves and all those we serve.


Lots of love and blessings for 2024


Maureen x0x0

p.s. I am so excited about all the new trainings that will take place in 2024 including postgraduate trainings in Cancer Care, Maternity, Fertility, and Menopause.  2024 will also see the launch of my latest project the Positive Menopause Project.  I will also have my annual Indian Head Massage Training – it’s so exciting! and I’m so very grateful to have you all in my world.  Thank you.

You can see all the dates here, you can book your place via the website or drop me a text/email. https://mfwellness.ie/calendar-of-events-2023-2024/