Here, we are at the beginning of a New Year! We all make new year’s resolutions with the best of intentions. It’s an annual tradition for most people to tackle some of the same goals year after year. As I said, we all have the best of intentions but for some reason we find ourselves slipping back into the same routine, and we lose sight of our goals.
My practice always picks up after the first of the year. This may be because people have seen their families over the holidays and had emotional triggers. They may present to therapy because the holidays has made them focus on what wasn’t working in their relationship or their parenting. However, very often itis because they realize another year has gone by, and they are stuck right where they were at this time last year. Whether they are going through problems in their relationship, their parenting or in just living their daily lives they feel as if they are failing. They feel depressed, worthless and weak.
Every person has a different reason for procrastinating or getting stuck when they have the best intentions of reaching their goals. You may not know why you get stuck, but you keep beating your head against the wall every year thinking that you will eventually have the willpower to succeed. Learning what is stopping you will give you the capability to prevent another year of unfulfilled dreams. You cannot change something that you do not acknowledge and how do you recognize something you do not know?
Core beliefs hold most client back and with my clients we work to find them. Whether they are trying to save money, end a series of unhealthy relationships, complete their projects, develop healthy eating habits or any other new year’s resolution that they believe will improve the quality of their life; we find what is stopping their growth, and we work on a treatment plan that works for them.
Where will you be at the end of 2013? We are two weeks into the New Year, and I know that it is around day 25 of a new challenge that people acquits. It gets harder, and you get more uncomfortable with the new behavior, so you go back to what you were comfortable doing before. Anxiety builds because you are uncomfortable forming new habits and you need the tools that I give my clients to stick with your goals. What is stopping you? What is stopping you from picking up the phone, making an appointment and getting the help you need to make 2013 the best year of your life?
At the end of 2013, you will either be exactly where you are now or you will be different. It is your choice. What is stopping you from changing? Let's work on uncovering the core beliefs that are holding you back from the life you want. Call today for a free consultation. I wish you the best in 2013 and all the years to come!