Episode 17

New Year, New You? How to Avoid Common Pitfalls When Making Resolutions


January 14th, 2020

31 mins 31 secs

Season 4

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About this Episode

In this episode we take a look at why often New Year’s Resolutions don’t work. We discuss some common pitfalls to avoid as we approach our desire for improvement in the New Year. We also look at where our specific desire to change comes from. We help you discover ways to find helpful, healthy goals and say no to ones that are rooted in old messages or shame. Join us as we continue to get curious about our New Year’s Resolutions.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Is there a resolution or change you keep coming back to over and over without much success? What is behind your continued attempt to make this change in your life? Why do you have the desire to change in this area?
  2. When you consider a making a change what feelings are you aware of coming up for you? Is it fear? Excitement? Shame? Hope? What might those feelings be telling you about yourself?
  3. Leaving behind any pressures from making changes our culture or other people want you to make, and instead looking at what God says is true about you, is there a growth area you feel led to in this season? What is it?

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Mindset by Carol Dweck