New Year 2018 | motivation| goals
Once again, it’s a new year.
Once again, you might find yourself among those who wish to use the start of a new year to institute a change. Maybe you want to start a new habit, learn to eat better, drink less or abstain from alcohol, drop some weight, gain some muscle, strengthen a relationship, or end a toxic one.
You look back at the previous year, and wonder, “Why couldn’t I have accomplished this last year?”
I hear you. I understand the hunger for change. I also understand that it is easier to talk about change than it is to actually change.
If you came by this counseling website in hopes of starting counseling because you would like to work on change, I’d like to be of help. This is a simple post.
I believe that with minimal motivation or inspiration (the why behind the change you want to see in your personal life), the element you need is to take an action regarding the what and the how. And if you are to have half a chance at successfully reaching a reasonable goal of change, you need to get going on a plan.
Let me repeat this simple thought. Once you understand the why, you really need to take ACTION. If you don’t, you will be asking the same question about why you did not see change in 2018 when 2019 rolls around. And that is an icky feeling, like finding an old piece of gum stuck to the bottom of your favorite pair of boots, when you could have removed it a long time ago.
One of the things I love about counseling is that a certain amount of coaching is baked into the process. While it always begins with understanding your past and how it plays out in the present, it doesn’t have to stop there. You can design a plan of action around your counseling insights, and work towards change in measurable steps.
If you have a hunger for personal change, I’d love to discuss with you how counseling can help. My counseling practice has transitioned to all online telemental health and private coaching, accessible through a HIPPA compatible platform.
Happy New Year,