The calendar has come full circle and it’s the time we traditionally make New Year resolutions.

It’s a time for reflection. Mixed emotions.

We look back with certainty on last year’s events and try to predict what the future holds. What will become of our needs, desires and wishes?

After a period of over-indulging some launch into a January detox. Others play the long game and opt for a lifestyle change.

Getting in shape and adopting a healthier diet are the traditional New Year chart toppers. After all, it’s well documented that a healthy body promotes a healthy mind.

With good intentions for the year ahead we bounce into January with a positive approach to our new goals. But it’s fair to say that by February most of those resolutions have been broken.

Still, trying and failing is better than failing to try.

To reduce the risk of a February flop it would be wise to have a plan for your New Year resolutions. A SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-framed) approach could be the way forward.

Change brings challenges and uncertainty, but pontificating is a delaying mechanism and a barrier to realising goals.

Be bold. Don’t delay and take that all important first step.