New Year, New Resolutions

Happy New Year!

How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along? Still hanging in there? Sometimes, we shoot for the stars when thinking what our resolutions should be each year. Anyone going to the moon this year, JK!

As an occupational therapist, I have spent many hours creating care plans for my Patients. They always include Long-Term Goals and Short-Term Goals.

Why Short-Term Goals Matter

I am sharing this with you because we often overlook short-term goals altogether. Short-term goals are mini goals, stepping stones to reach (and celebrate) along the way. For instance, if my Long Term Goal (New Year’s Resolution) is to live in the moment, I could start by creating a few short-term goals to start with. Example: 1. I will notice my mind drifting during dinner with my family and redirect my attention; 2. I will meditate for 3 minutes every day for one week. And then, as you meet these short-term goals you can make another one (and celebrate and pat yourself on the back each time). All of these short-term goals keep you on the path, progressing toward that Long-Term Goal of yours. And furthermore, keep us excited along the way, making us less likely to be overwhelmed and give up altogether!

So take some time and think of some short-term goals to keep you on track and celebrate BIG when you accomplish that New Year’s Resolution!

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As a mother of 2 young children, Sarah has embraced her passion for playful writing and has become a published Children's Book Author. She believes that the best medium for learning is through play and shares activities that other parents, caregivers and educators can use with their children as well. Sarah also extends her gift of creativity and design to business owners and other aspiring authors with her Marketing & Design services.

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