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Happy New year

Happy New Year! How many times did you hear it in the last couple of weeks? It seems that we are saying it over and over again without really paying attention to the meaning of the words.

Every new year we also tend to come up with New Year’s resolutions, and then a few days/weeks/months later we forget them. So, this year,let's evaluate how to create resolutions that we can actually accomplish. Coming up with resolutions and fulfilling them is hard. You put yourself under lots of stress. It will be helpful to remind yourself that it is only the beginning of the year. Give yourself time to recover from the holidays. The stress that built up from the family gathering or not having the family to gather with. No matter what are your goals, if it is to lose weight, save money, or work on your relationships, you have the whole year in front of you to accomplish these goals. Start small and with measurable goals so you do not feel overwhelmed or frustrated, which might lead you to freeze and lose focus or interest in continuing your journey.

Here are several ideas to consider:

  • Break down your goals to be more concrete, concise, and reachable.

  • Remind yourself that it all takes time and dedication.

  • Every month you can focus on one aspect of your goal.

  • Allow yourself to make mistakes. You are not failing; you are just learning. Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Don’t be discouraged, be motivated!

  • Give yourself a break when you need it. There is time to push and a time to rest.

  • Balance the goal with spending time with your loved ones. They can help in inspiring you and may help you move forward.

  • Acknowledge and remind yourself of your successes and accomplishments from last year! They will allow you to appreciate who you are and will provide you with more positive energy to continue pushing yourself and believing in your abilities.

On Monday we will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr's day. One of his famous quotes is: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." Let us keep it in our minds and make sure that we move forward andsetg goals to accomplish. So, let’s work on making this year, a happy, healthy, and positive one.

You don’t need to struggle in silence…


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