• Resolutions That Work!

    Posted on January 6, 2014 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    When you make resolutions based on what you think you should do, you are unlikely to stick with them. Why? Because you don’t really want to! If you resolve to jog five days a week and don’t like running, why would you stick with your resolution? What might you do instead?

    Look for the bigger picture. If you think jogging will keep you fit, then make fitness your intention and swim, walk, kick-box, tap dance, whatever you like. If weight loss is your intention, then ask what you want to do to lose weight. Maybe it would be joining a group so as to not have to go it alone. Think creatively and find what works for you. By creating broad intentions aligned with personal values, you can choose from a wide array of options that will help you get what you really want.

    If there is nothing you can think of that you’d like to do to stay fit or lose weight then you best revisit your intention. You may decide that fitness is not on your priority list and you would rather do other things that nourish you deeply. You may rather accept those few extra pounds and resolve to take that pottery class you have been yearning to enroll in. Are you free enough to allow yourself to do what you really want? Make what you want your resolution and go for it!

     

One Response so far.

  1. Anne Leaver says:

    This is freeing advice. It replaces external influence with internal wisdom. It is very much a step in learning to hear oneself in a walk toward more happiness. Thanks, Cathy!

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