The holidays have been survived, the shopping done, the traveling over, the food eaten and the family/friend dynamics have been survived and now there is New Years. I will probably sound a bit like Scrooge or the Grinch but I am not a huge fan of New Years resolutions (the fitness clubs and weight control businesses cringe when I say that 🙂 ), somehow they set us up to fail more often than not. Do you remember what your resolutions were from last year? are you still doing them?
Don’t get me wrong I think working on ourselves is a WONDERFUL idea, I just think January 1 for a start date is a good beginning date for motivation but not for the long-haul. I often compare dieting and resolutions, we start out great and then eat two large pizza’s and a box of Twinkies. I make the same reference to counseling…are you here to diet or change your life/lifestyle?
So this year try making a “New You Resolution” and start out slow so you can maintain whatever it is you are wanting to improve upon. Remember, “diets” don’t work but changing your life/lifestyle does!
Happy New You!
Lisa Beilman is an Orlando Counselor who practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in stress management, couples counseling, elder counseling, Facebook counseling, conflict resolution, family counseling and career counseling.