Deborah Cohen, Ph.D., Oakwood School Counselor
The practice of making New Year’s resolutions – vowing to do better and be better -- dates back to the ancient Babylonians, 4000 years ago. In our culture today, January is when many of us do the same. We commit to eating healthier, exercising more, giving up bad habits, acquiring good habits, etc. The list can go on and on. Often our New Year’s goals are ones that we’ve had for a while, but just can’t seem to make happen.
What if, in the New Year, instead of focusing on ways we need to improve, we reflected on what we have already accomplished in the past year?