2024 Tips – Tools Not Stress

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, December 27, 2023
By Emy Fernandez, MBA, Life Coach

This is our last blog of the year, and I thought I would end 2023 with a little bit of a twist.

This is the time of year when we all get bombarded with tips for the New Year.

Tips on:







Time Mangement

Organization, etc.


All information meant to help us reduce our stress and anxiety.  However, it only helps if we don’t allow ourselves to feel overwhelmed with it all.

If we try incorporating

  • a new diet,
  • an exercise routine,
  • a budget,
  • an organized desk,
  • a fool proof time management system

all at the same time in January, we end up using the information and tools against us.  Doing us more harm than good.  And calling it quits before February.

Instead, what if we were to first decide the goals, we want to accomplish in 2024? Once we have a list for the year, we can prioritize how we want to incorporate them throughout the year.

We may also decide not to incorporate some of these changes or that some are 2025 goals instead.

Yes. The idea is to open ourselves up to the information given to us (including the information in this blog).  But doing so to create a better and happier life.

If it doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t work, it just means it doesn’t work for you.  And, that’s OK.

P.S. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful 2023 with a few lessons learned along the way.  Looking forward to reconnecting again in 2024.



“…what if it’s not about a New You? What if it’s about a New Journey?”
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