New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

It is likely that many of us have set New Year’s Resolutions, or at least have thought about it. As is typical in January, our mindset shifts to thinking of a fresh start, goals, or changes we can make for the new year. Although some happily engage in setting a resolution, others may think of a resolution as exhibiting pressure, anticipating failure, or being met with resistance to change. Below are some alternatives to the traditional New Year’s Resolution.

  • Guide/Nudge Words — Acts as a mind-set or intention for the year. For example, “explore,” or “connect.”
  • Personal Mantra – Using one, two, or three values that are important to you and you want to focus on living by. Examples include happiness, generosity, and strength.
  • Vision Board – Used to visualize success and what you want or hope to achieve.

Looking for other ideas to help support you in the new year? Check out the article below:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/changepower/202301/6-unusual-alternatives-to-traditional-new-years-resolutions

 

Blog Post by Clinical Counsellor, Ashley Carlson

 

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