You know you’re supposed to make your New Year’s Resolutions now. But think back, how often do you actually stick to those resolutions? Why not?
Are you “Shoulding” on Yourself?
It could be that you are making resolutions that you think you “Should” make, not the ones you truly “Want” to make.
That “should” thing can really get you tangled up because it’s not coming from your heart, it’s coming from a sense of guilt, obligation, fear, wanting to fit in, societal pressure…..you fill in the blanks. Continue reading
No More Setting Yourself Up for Failure with Resolutions
Traditionally the New Year is a time to make resolutions. Resolutions, always seem to set you up to fail. If you think about it, resolutions all seem in some ways to rely on guilt and making yourself wrong for what you’ve been doing. You often make grandiose promises to yourself, then reality sets in and they fall away.
Instead of making the usual resolutions – lose weight, get out of debt, get more business, take more time off, etc, spend the day reflecting on the past year. Think about what worked, what didn’t, what energized you and what left you feeling drained. Imagine a life in which you feel more empowered and in flow.
Teachers, Parents and Students:
Go Back to School as the Best You ever!
August always brought that bitter sweet feeling of saying goodbye to summer and ramping up for the school year, when I was an Occupational Therapist working with special needs kids. In those days, I found that I needed plenty of energy to get going in September. I still find after all these years that September, even more so than January, marks the beginning of a new year for me.
Whether you are a teacher, parent, student or not, September frequently marks a change from the slower pace of summer to the renewed vigor and stress of “everyday life”. Instead of New Year’s Resolutions which may come months too late to help you get through this busy time, how about a game plan for the new healthy Back to School for you and your children?
There’s a lot this time of year about your New Year’s Resolutions, but think back, how often do you actually stick to those resolutions? Why not?
It could be that you are making resolutions that you think you Should make, not the ones you truly Want to make. That “should” thing can really get you tangled up because it’s not coming from your heart, it’s coming from a sense of guilt, obligation, fear, wanting to fit in, societal pressure…..you fill in the blanks.
If the changes you want to make come from outside of you, it’s no wonder that they don’t stick. They are just another example of how we “try to do the right thing” but it may not be “your right thing”. It may be that it conflicts with something else you want