This is March – the month that brings Spring to the northern hemisphere. Wherever you are, the seasons are changing in one direction or the other – assuming that you have seasons.
The change of seasons is one of those milestones that enable us to pause, reassess, and set new goals.
It wasn’t too long ago that some of us were making New Year’s resolutions. In fact, some of you took advantage of The Mental Health Gym’s free personal training course designed to help in the setting and keeping of New Year’s resolutions. I know that some of you made positive and meaningful behavioral changes that you continue to implement.
The start of a new year does not, however, have to be the only time to think about bettering ourselves. Because of my commitment to Goal-Achieving Psychotherapy, I am always looking for reasons to set new goals, overcome counterproductive habits, and keep moving toward being the best person I can be. The change of seasons serves as a reminder to maintain this type of positive behavior.
So this is a good time to look back at the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made – and assess how you are doing. Do your resolutions still make sense? Do you need to modify them in any way or is it time to appreciate yourself and take pride in how well you have done?
It is also time to identify other areas for potential change. You can identify and set goals and set up processes for achieving them. If you take this new season as a time to formally address the issue of behavior change, you can move the process of goal-achievement from fantasy to reality – and you don’t have to wait 10 months until January to do so.