Happy New Year! 2011 was an amazing year for my family and I. 2012 will hopefully be even better and full of blessings to come. With the new year comes the resolutions. The things that we attempt to stop and not do anymore or to start and continue from here on out. I have had many new years resolutions in the past that I think I do better keeping my resolution the years I don’t have one set. So this year I am going to take a different approach to this resolution thing and make a resolution of improvement. That’s it. My New Years Resolution is to just improve. I plan to go from a 2011 Stacey to an improved 2012 Stacey. A resolution of improvement simply means to attempt improvement in all aspects of life. I plan to improve my home, health, relationship, parenting, and much more. So what is your resolution?
Isn’t it funny when you hear someone retell a story there is always a phrase like, “I had to.”, “He made me.”, and “I had no choice”? Well it may not be funny but it is rather odd that someone says those phrases and really means it. The truth is that those phrases are actually false; you do have a choice. Which brings me to today’s therapeutic tip, choices.
Everyone has choices and everyone chooses to make a choice. The scary thing about some choices are the consequences of them. So in actuality when you say you don’t have a choice you are really saying that you don’t want to know the unknown consequence. Here are a few tips about choices.
1. You have them so use them.
2. To make a sound choice look at the possible outcomes that may arise and which ones are more desirable than others.
3. It doesn’t hurt to sleep on a choice that you need to make; impulse calls for improvement.
4. Empower yourself to make more choices.
5. Remember that you are responsible for the choices you make and how you react to other’s choices.
There it is your weekly dose of therapeutic knowledge for free. Remember, this is for entertainment purposes only.