Making The New Year’s Resolutions More About YOU!
By: Cristina Ramirez
Resolutions have always been a funny concept to me. People always seem to take it as a new opportunity to be a “new” you. Which leads me to my next point, is it to the point where we have an awful year because we can’t live to the expectation of that “new self” we’re striving for? Don’t get trampled by your expectations! Think of the new year of striving for new opportunities to love yourself, not nitpick the things that you dislike. Make sure to set baby steps for expectations that you can achieve, rather than setting yourself up for failure! Remember, no one is a better you than you are. Always make it a point to love yourself, despite any small voice telling you otherwise. So, what are good ways to set up realistic expectations?
1.) The most popular one, losing weight, or getting fit! Start off by taking small walks, then turning those small walks into a light jog! If you start off harsh, it’s easier to give up on. Start small!
2.) Becoming more creative: We all know what writer’s block can feel like and we don’t have to be writers! Sometimes there’s a “wall” in the road for us, and we tend to drift away from it. Try to do something different; even if it’s outside your comfort zone, who knows, maybe you’ll enjoy it more! Then when you come back to your original plan, you’ll have a clearer path. Again, start small!
3.) Reconnecting with your past: Whether it’s with your friends, older interests, or your nostalgia hitting you, don’t take this as a crisis! Sometimes, the greatest things happen when you reconnect with your older you.
4.) Rediscovering your love for an activity can lead to newer interests, or even appreciation for something you might have overlooked.
5.) Make a journal of things you would like to accomplish. Try to do it for a month, and see what changes you see over a course of a month. Do you see where I’m going with this?
Remember, “Progress is always progress, no matter how small.”
ABOUT DIANE LANG:
Diane Lang – Positive Living Expert, life coach and psychotherapist – is a nationally recognized speaker, author, educator, therapist and media expert. Lang is extremely mediagenic and offers expertise on a variety of health and wellness topics about creating balance and finding happiness through positive living as well as multiple mental health, lifestyle and parenting needs. In addition to holding multiple counseling positions, Diane is also an adjunct at Montclair State University.
Lang has been interviewed for numerous magazine and newspaper articles and has been a frequent guest on radio and TV shows including “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Network. Lang a regular featured expert on the “Expat Show” broadcasted weekly on the New York ABC affiliate WTBQ-AM, and a Blogger.
Lang speaks to employees of large companies to help reduce stress in the workplace and speaks to parents about how to create balance and find happiness along with a variety of other health and wellness topics. For rates or to book Diane Lang contact DLcounseling2014@gmail.com
Diane is also the author of two books: “Baby Steps: The Path from Motherhood to Career” and “Creating Balance and Finding Happiness.