What are the chances that 2022 will be the same as 2021 and prepare for the horror, 2020?Very high.What are the chances that in 2022 you will work on yourselfmind, body, spirit?Very high.Am I going out on a limb and making that promise because the Law of Averages eventually catches up? Not really. My belief stems from the fact that we can will ourselves to improve our lives. Not in large, seismic steps but in credible, practical ways. And this is no self-help mumbo jumbo I am spouting; it comes backed with serious research on our psyche and the power of willpower. A stunning pointer from a 2021 international research conducted by Stanford psychologist, Carol Dweck, as published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, on ego depletion: our willpower is not a limited source. Studies show that willpower is not a finite resource and instead acts like an emotion. It ebbs and flows based on whats happening to us and how we feel.Like we dont stay angry all the time, we cant stay highly willed and motivated 24/7. So when we task ourselves to reboot, reclaim our lives we will fall off the wagon, we will fail and we will feel miserable. But thats not to say that we wont get back on track. In fact, by listening to our lack of willpower, we may discover ways to do the things we dont want to do. Feel the emotion to reclaim it.For me, personally, 2022 is not even about reclaiming life. Its just a change in the calendar; a time to learn to write cheques with 2022 as the year instead of the previous one. A year when I will eat all the forbidden muffins but will make up the next day by balancing my meals.And thats what we mean by starting afresh in the New Year. Its time to find the balance; the knowledge that nothing is in our control while knowing that it is only a moment away from our control.