A Therapeutic Approach to New Year's Goals

It’s almost time we say goodbye to the past year and welcome in a new one. With this, it’s also the time that many of us resolve ourselves into waking up on January 1st as completely different people. Understanding why we make these resolutions is key to comprehending their impact. Resolutions typically represent our idea of our ideal selves, and our ability to mimic that. However, despite our best attentions, most of us fall short of our goals.

At Brightside Behavioral Health, our team of professionals are here to help you recognize the pitfalls that prevent self improvement. Typically, unrealistic goal setting, lack of a clear plan, or an absence of self compassion, are the things that stop us from making progress. Breaking down larger goals into smaller, achievable steps leads to a sustainable plan that leads to long term change.

Additionally, our clinicians emphasize the importance of mental wellness and self care in your journey towards change. We believe in practicing self compassion and kindness towards yourself, and embracing setbacks as learning opportunities rather than failures. Acknowledging your ability to change, and celebrating each step towards growth are essential in your journey.

For more guidance on change and making your resolutions count, reach out to Brightside Behavioral Health today. Visit our website or call us to make an appointment at our Warwick, Johnston, or Cranston offices.