• Making New Year Resolutions Work | Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis | Episode 104

  • making new year resolutions workThe New Year is right around the corner. This is the time where we either think about how much we despise resolutions or how we can succeed with our New Year resolution. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler have different views on resolutions. On this episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast they share their different perspectives. They talk about what they don’t like about resolutions and how they’ve adapted the custom to actually improve their lives. Find out why resolutions fail, why resolutions work and what you can do to set yourself up for success.



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    A Favorite Quote from the Show: 

    “When you want to make a change in your life, you need to look at it as a process.”

    High Points of Our Conversation About New Year Resolutions:

    new year resolutions are simply about making a change in your lifeJudy says she can’t stand New Year resolutions in the traditional sense because they make here feel bad.

    The end of the year is a time of reflection, of allowing Judy to identify what she wants to fix in her life.

    When you want to make a change in your life, you need to look at it as a process. New Year resolutions are simply making a change in your life.

    Failure is an essential element of the process of change. Embracing failure as the path forward can help us make effective change.

    When we choose something to focus on in our resolutions we tend to focus on all the things we don’t like about ourselves instead of making them around life satisfaction and what we want to create.

    When we look at things holistically, we can make the shift toward the life we want.

    If we look at resolutions like talking to ourselves in a mirror and ask ourselves, “Why do I want to make this change?” it helps us hone in on choosing the right thing to work on.

    The “Why Game” is a great tool for deciding how to make powerful choices that impact our lives. 

    Instead of making New Year resolutions, Judy uses a focus word for the upcoming year to keep her on track in improving one area of her life.

    Resolutions can be very powerful when it comes from what we need for ourselves.

    Our Guests Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis:

    Sandy Fowler and Judy DavisSandy Fowler is a stress-relief coach, speaker, podcast host, and Divine Sleep® guide who is passionate about helping people make powerful choices that impact their lives. Her natural curiosity paired with her down-to-earth, practical approach to living, working, and prospering, allows her to help people reduce stress, create emotional wellness, and take their lives back from the busyness of modern-day living. She has been quoted on Lifetimemoms.com and SheKnows.com, featured in a cover story in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine, published in Mompreneur magazine and the Clarkston News. Sandy is a co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want: 4 Little Known Communication Secrets, and the creator of the Calendar Magic coaching program. She authored two books that use her principles to guide moms through the holiday season and provides coaching to help people reduce stress in their busy lives.

    Judy Davis, a.k.a. ‘The Direction Diva’, is a sought-after motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author, and co-found of Mighty Parenting. She is a small business and teen suicide prevention expert as well as an influencer in the military spouse community. Judy is passionate about providing programs and resources to families across the nation. A recipient of the 2016 Dove Real Beauty Award, Judy has been quoted, featured, and profiled in a variety of publication and interviews including Smart Money Magazine, Hiring America TV, The Jim Bohannan show, Dr. Laura Berman Show, and more. She is regularly featured as a parenting and military lifestyle expert/guest on radio shows and panels highlighting the challenges and issues facing families today.

    To learn more or connect with our guests visit www.sandyfowler.com or www.thedirectiondiva.com.

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