Happy New Year 2014- The Non- Resolution Newsletter
Others may provide tips on resolutions. I am advocating the Non-Resolution New Year. Instead:
- Recall all the progress you have made in your career, relationships, and personal growth over the past year.
- Notice one way that you have helped someone else this year.
- Recognize that each human being (including yourself, yes you!) has an intrinsic value that is independent of external accomplishments.You can do so by thinking about someone that you love unconditionally and recognizing that you are that lovable too.
For the resolution diehards, here’s one:
- Make it a habit to observe your thoughts and feelings and let them pass by without judgment. For example, if someone cuts you off in traffic, observe: “I am noticing that I am annoyed that another car cut me off while I am driving.” When you calmly observe your thoughts and feelings they lose their power over you.
Tips for children/teens:
- Teach your child/teen to recognize their own intrinsic value, independent of anything external such as looks, grades or popularity. You can do so by expressing unconditional love, for example by saying: “I love you for you” or “There’s nothing that you can do that would make me not love you.”
Dr. Rosenberg’s goal is to help people feel safe with uncomfortable feelings and feel less alone.
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