While most people are used to setting up goals for the new year on, well, New Year’s Eve, have you ever thought about the effect on you to set up goals that require change with three months of gloomy winter weather ahead of you? Instead, why not do this when spring has sprung? Spring has typically been seen as a time for rebirth, and many people still see it that way. Perhaps this is why the concept of spring cleaning is so popular. You can take a similar approach to your own mental health. If spring is about rebirth, then why not take it as an opportunity to work on yourself, too?
Setting Up Goals
Goals are very important when it comes to making improvements in your life. After all, they give you specific things to look forward to and work towards. Making progress to improve your life will depend on how determined you are to put in the necessary work. Motivation is hard, but it is a little less difficult when you know what you are aiming for and what you need to do. Setting up specific, tangible goals can help you focus on what you are trying to achieve. Whether those goals are to tackle that growing pile of laundry, to brush your teeth regularly, or to make yourself healthy meals at least a few times a week, these sorts of things have a better chance of occurring if you organize the process to attain them in a way that is both straightforward and realistic.
Organizing Your Time
People often feel like they don’t have enough time to do what they need to do each day. You may have been told by well-meaning friends, relatives, or teachers that “everyone has the same amount of time in the day,” after which they may list some famous people who achieved many things. However, maybe they didn’t always have to work a full time job, go through a long commute, or cook their own meals. We’re all very busy and may have many responsibilities, so it’s understandable to feel like sometimes we don’t have enough time. By organizing our time, we can actually make the most of it.
Finding The Help You Need
Of course, suggestions such as “set realistic goals” and “organize your time” are easy to hear, but maybe hard to set in motion. Sometimes we may need help to set up goals, have proper time management for them, and/or stay on track to attain these resolutions. These are some of the ways that Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a psychologist in Los Angeles, can be of help to you. You may genuinely have the intentions to make improvements on yourself; however, you just may need the proper guidance to figure out how to do this. And what better time to get started on your growth than now?
For more information on how a psychologist in Los Angeles can help you, give Dr. Thomas a call at (310) 359-9450 or request an appointment online.