Three Ways to Turn Goals into Accomplishments

It’s been said “Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.” What have you tried lately that has added dimension to your life? How often have you seen concepts or ideas put into place by others that you had and thought about implementing?

There are many ways we spend our time that prevent us from truly fulfilling the goals and aspirations that once gave us significance and meaning.

The New Year Experience

There’s something invigorating about the New Year. Many of us have this sense of a “clean slate,” the turning of a page, a new opportunity, fresh air. Whether you set a New Year’s resolution (like 45% of Americans) or not, I think most of us would agree many times there is some sort of a relief when one year comes to a close and a new year begins.

Building a Better Brain

Therapy is a critical element in experiencing change. But we also believe that what our clients do with their time outside of therapy will either assist with or distract from their goals. In fact, studies are showing us that certain things we do and specific changes we make can literally change the “wiring” and composition of the brain.

What Stage of Change Are You In?

Have you ever felt like you’re ready to start thinking about change- whether it be a habit, a relationship, or even your hair- but you’re not exactly ready to take the steps to make the change? Don’t be too hard on yourself. This could be due to the fact that you’re simply not in the stage of change that you aspire to be in just yet.

Goal Setting for the Real World

What if, instead of holding ourselves to insanely high standards and seeing anything short of that as a failure, we started goal-setting in realistic ways?

What if we celebrated our small successes as valid, gave ourselves props for any forward motion, and cut ourselves slack for the moments we’re less than perfect? How might that impact our long term success?

Five Things to Help Increase Your Willpower

Willpower helps us live consistent with our values and long-term goals, we are typically more content and happy. Learning to recognize your own signs when you are stressed is one of the most important steps in improving your willpower.

Habits

Making and breaking habits is hard work. Check out some ways to interrupt unwanted habits and strengthen good habits.

Don’t Quit Your Resolutions

You decided to make positive changes in the New Year and within a few days or even hours, you slip up and revert to your old way of doing things. This does not mean that you should give up on your resolutions.

Dreams, Goals, and Habits

Maybe this year, instead of focusing on a new year’s resolution, you can focus on dreams, goals and habits instead.

Take Care of Yourself This Year

The New Year is a good time to think about how you will take care of yourself. We may be into February, but there’s still time to think about and make changes to how you’ll live this year.