Its February so why bring up New Year Resolutions. They are done, dusted, forgotten about, put to one side only to be revisited again next year!
It’s too easy to be cynical about resolutions, some may think that they are pointless or they are taken on with such fervour the individual sets themselves up to fail. By now many of us will be feeling the frustration of not sticking to what we set out to achieve a month ago, and despondency may have set in, and we don’t want to be reminded of our failures.
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.Dalai Lama
New Year Resolutions are an amazing indication of our ability to reflect on our lives, identifying the changes we want to make. It’s said that life is not necessarily about finding yourself – it’s about creating yourself. A resolution to make a change is about creating a new you to varying degrees.
We all have habits, and patterns of behaviours that can hinder our enjoyment of life. Many of us live in denial about how damaging our behaviour and habits can be on our lives.
Each day we are given the opportunity to change and re-SOLVE some of the issues, habits, and behaviours that hinder us living a more fulfilling existence. With the dawning of each day, we could take a minute to reflect and challenge ourselves to make one small change and widen our horizons to achieve more of our potential.
There are times in our lives when; however great our desire to change and evolve we find ourselves stuck in a never ending cycle of repeated patterns. We can become despondent as our willpower wanes, and we give into inactivity.
We don’t have to wait for another year to pass before deciding to make the changes that we so desire. Identifying the causes of our dissatisfaction is just the first step in improving our outlook on life. Making the change is a gradual process that takes time and commitment and often requires the support and encouragement of others.
Therapy and counselling can be a transformative experience allowing you to explore and uncover the subconscious barriers we have in place that hinder our quest. By discovering more about ourselves and understanding more about our behaviours and patterns we become liberated and this frees us to choose a new path.