Making Healthy Habits Stick

We’re delighted to share this Keep Your Thrive Alive video with you, to help you boost your mood, your energy and your wellbeing. 

Lots of us make resolutions, especially at New Year but did you know that only 8% of people keep them?

In this video we share strategies to enable you to turn what may feel like ‘Mission Impossible’ into ‘Mission Possible’ with some simple strategies to maintain healthy habits.

In this Making Healthy Habits Stick video you’ll learn:

– How you can manage your environment to set yourself up for success

– How you can safeguard, so you are less likely to do the things that sabotage you! 

How to make small changes to help you and those around you to thrive more of the time

We’d love to find out how this video helps you to make 2020 your best year yet so please do leave us a comment below. 

We want you to be thriving more of the time throughout the 20’s!  

We look forward to seeing you again soon, in the meantime,

Be well and thrive

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27 Comments

  1. Mark Mulligan-Reply
    9th January 2020 at 8:55 am

    I’m really curious what you found most useful about the video? What type are you? How can you set up your environment for success? How can you safeguard, so it’s less likely you’ll do the things that will sabotage you?

  2. Dom-Reply
    9th January 2020 at 10:24 am

    Great video Mark, thanks! Really interested in the personality types and relevant tips to self-manage. I’ll be using those!

  3. Sarah Bridges-Reply
    9th January 2020 at 11:13 am

    I must admit I can be a bit of a rebel but a conscientious one! I set my environment up for success by removing temptation whenever I can!

  4. Kirsty Mulligan-Reply
    9th January 2020 at 12:57 pm

    To safeguard myself I try to stay out of the way of what sabotages me, if I’m trying to stay away from alcohol I tend to go out less so I know I won’t be tempted.

  5. Liosa O’Sullivan-Reply
    16th January 2020 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for the video Mark. I am somewhere between personality one and two …which leaves me with lots of wriggle room before I have to commit! Your video has however promoted me to take two actions; one starting something; one stopping something. I love your advice to make changes to your environment and to confirm your commitment to a third party; they are probably the crucial steps that I missed before. Thanks Mark.

    • Mark-Reply
      20th January 2020 at 6:01 pm

      Liosa, I look forward to hearing how you get on with your one thing to start and one things to stop doing. Sounds like committing to someone else makes a big difference to you.

  6. Bern Maguire-Reply
    16th January 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Wow! What an inspirational speech.
    This Rebel will be taking on your ideas for 2020

  7. Vijay Reed-Reply
    17th January 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Insightful and informative. I’m an upholder so I’ve added it to my to do list, and have regular diary reminders that pop up when I know I’m likely to have some thinking time (making my commute work for me!).

    • Mark-Reply
      20th January 2020 at 6:02 pm

      Vijay, reminders and tracking achievement are great strategies for us upholders. Good luck with making the most of your commute.

  8. Derrick Brown-Reply
    17th January 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Such a treasure trove in only twelve minutes! Inspirational.

    I find that when you tag a healthy habit onto something you already do it’s not only easier to keep it up, it actually becomes the reward in its own right.

    • Mark-Reply
      20th January 2020 at 6:04 pm

      Derrick, you’re so right!

  9. 18th January 2020 at 10:56 am

    Mark is excellent. His teachings are so easy to apply – and often make sense straight away! For years, I proof read Mark’s work with Thrive – and I learned so much. He is an asset to the human race and your company or group is definitely better off with Mark included somewhere! See for yourself, and you’ll thrive, just like Mark says.

  10. Dom-Reply
    20th January 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Just watched again as felt my resolution resolve flagging. Did the trick, thanks!

    • Mark-Reply
      20th January 2020 at 6:06 pm

      Dom, glad your resolution resolve is back on track.

  11. Ahmad Tabalo-Reply
    21st January 2020 at 8:11 am

    I am Upholder until I’ve had a few drinks and then I’m a rollover’ ace!

    • Mark-Reply
      21st January 2020 at 3:49 pm

      Ahmad, you’re not alone, it’s the same for most people. A wise friend of mine says ‘when the drinks in … the wit is out’

  12. 21st January 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Impressive video and some great messages. We need a lot more thriving in 2020 and that’ll require some significant individual and collective shifts on the habits front. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Sarah Beadsmoore-Reply
    22nd January 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the insight into how we can set ourselves up for success. I have already seen a difference in my commitment to my new years’ resolutions through visualising how it feels and commiting to someone else and am sharing the journey with them. Really helpful tips thanks.

  14. Phil Wilde-Reply
    23rd January 2020 at 10:32 am

    As someone who works from home 1-2 days most weeks, the boundaries piece really resonated with me. As strange as it may sound, the days working at home are often harder to get the balance right on but having some disciplined boundaries in place go a long way to tipping the scales. Things like planning my snacks for the day and keeping them in my work area really help- it stops me wandering into the kitchen ad hoc!

    • Phil Wilde-Reply
      23rd January 2020 at 10:36 am

      And of course in sharing this tip, I would have appeared to have outed myself as an upholder!

      • Mark-Reply
        23rd January 2020 at 12:01 pm

        Yes Phil, you’ve firmly outed yourself. Lol. Interestingly most of the comments to date are from upholders like ourselves.

  15. Harri Davies-Reply
    28th January 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Really useful framework for optimising your own habits but also supporting others who are trying to make changes. Screen time definitely the area to target!

    • Mark-Reply
      28th January 2020 at 6:49 pm

      Too much screen time can be such a barrier to starting new healthy habits. One thing that I find often helps is knowing how much time you’re actually glued to your devices. Sometimes the reality check of knowing you’re spending an 2 hours a day on Facebook or Instagram can be enough motivation to change behaviour. Good luck Harri!

      • Harri Davies-Reply
        5th March 2020 at 9:48 pm

        Still in my 20s Mark so happily no risk of 2 hours on Facebook!

      • Harri Davies-Reply
        5th March 2020 at 9:52 pm

        Still in my 20s Mark so thankfully no danger of having spent 2 hours on Facebook!

  16. Della Judd-Reply
    28th January 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks Mark! Really interesting – I am an obliger – the one who doesn’t attend to their own oxygen mask! I find that if I book something that will nourish me (like a spa day / yoga class) I am more likely to do it because I have booked it in. If I am left to my own devices I tend to do things for others more of the time. Time to book a spa day!

    • Mark-Reply
      28th January 2020 at 6:50 pm

      Della, can you pick me up on your way to the spa?

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