New Twist on New Year’s Resolution
Pick up the latest issue of Wasatch Woman Magazine for my relationship article “New Year’s Resolutions: Try a “Ta Da” List”
Itâ€™s that time of year. The time when â€œTo Doâ€ lists get pulled out and we add to them our resolutions for the New Year. Too frequently though, by February 1, our list of good intentions has been relegated to the junk drawer due to failed attempts and weâ€™re left feeling down on ourselves or worse yetâ€”guilty for what we didn’t do. But, what if the answer to avoiding the guilt was to simplify and not make a â€œTo Doâ€ list?
Youâ€™re probably asking yourself, â€œHow can you reach a New Yearâ€™s resolution if you donâ€™t write it down? Isnâ€™t that the first rule of goal setting?â€ Well donâ€™t panic. Writing down things to do and ways to improve can be a helpful tool in becoming who you want to be. But the trouble with “To Do” lists is not that we use them, it’s how we use them.
Let me know what you think! What are your New Year’s Resolutions?
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to KSL TV's Studio 5, and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available.