A new year is always a great way to get a start on keeping committed to creating a happier, healthier you! While the jury is still out on whether or not New Year’s resolutions are helpful or hurtful, here at Live Rehab we feel that any time you want to make a commitment to being better is a good time. So while you might hear people say a New Year’s resolution makes things hard or unattainable, why not use the time as a time of renewal, rejuvenation and a sense of purpose.
Look at this as an opportunity to make a list of things you are currently thankful for and a list of things you would like to be thankful for in the future. Visualization is an incredibly strong process and combining that with thankfulness can create a potent mix for sure! Start with a blank diary and each day on the left page write you are already thankful for. On the right hand side write the things you will be thankful for in the coming months. After a couple of weeks doing this you should start to see a nice uptick in your mood and general approach and/or attitude. We aren’t suggesting this is some magical way to make your dreams come true but it does help you focus on what’s important in the right here and right now.
One last thing – make sure you’re aware of how other people are also going through a similar thought process in their lives. While they may not be dealing with a drug or alcohol problem they are most certainly going to be thinking and struggling about improving their own lives. So take solace that you are not alone in this journey and we’re here to help all along the way. This can be YOUR year to thrive!