New Year Resolutions

It’s the new year. Most of us have some idea about what we would like to change in the year ahead – weight, happiness, finances, relationships. So how do you get the results you want? Make a plan, start a diet, work for career advancement, spend more time doing what you enjoy and less on what annoys you, develop relationship skills. So how’s it working for you so far? For some people some of the time, a good plan and some perseverance can accomplish a lot. If you have already gotten started, remember that the new brain research says that it takes 21 days to establish a new habit.
It is just as true that for many, a good plan and perseverance are not nearly enough to make the changes we desire. We slog along with little bursts in the right direction, but too soon we feel defeated and give up, leaving us feeling as though nothing will ever change. If you have arrived at this point, then it is probably time to get some help.
As a Life Consultant, I can help you work toward your goals. One of the aspects I listen for when I work with clients is what is gained by keeping your life the way it is. What are the forces in your life resisting change? It is common to overlook the fact that we have made choices that get us stuck in the life we have. And there were reasons we made those choices, mostly based on our most familiar ways to cope with our anxieties at the moment.
It can take a little work to bring what have become familiar patterns back into awareness so that you have the opportunity to make new more life-giving choices, but what a worthwhile use of your time and money — to be able to make your life move in the directions you deeply desire, to feel that you are actively shaping the life you want. I’d be glad to talk with you about what you want for this year. Remember, your initial consultation is free.