New Year, New Opportunities…. Same Resolutions?

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Monday, January 12, 2015
By Oscar Gomezese, LMFT

When reflecting about the passing 2014, did you find that the 2014 resolutions did not make it past the first month? Here are some simple reminders to help with 2015 resolutions:

1.     Keep it simple: Do not attempt to commit to 10-20 resolutions. Try to keep it within 1 to 5 resolutions.

2.     Realistic: Make sure that it is something within your realm of influence and that it can be achieved.

3.     Visualize the process: Do not just pay for a gym membership, think of how your routine will look like, what steps will be needed to achieve the goal and hopefully enjoy the process that will lead you to achieving that goal.

4.     End in sight: Have a clear idea of what you are looking to achieve. Ask yourself: How will I know when I have achieved my goal?

5.     Habit, Habit, Habit: Most resolutions people make are about forming new habits, whether it is having a better relationship with your significant other or doing more exercise, or doing more things as a family, etc. To form a habit takes on average 6 to 8 weeks so purposely plan to give your resolutions the time to be achieved.

Authored by Oscar Gomezese, a Licensed Marriage and Therapist with the Coral Gables Counseling Center.  Oscar works with individuals, couples and families to help them live a successful life.