One of the best New Year's motivators is the quote by Chinese philosopher, Lao tzu, who wisely said in The Way of Lao‐tzu, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) offers the following tips to help families and individuals keep their resolutions for a healthy mind and healthy life:
* Don't make too many resolutions.
* Pick a realistic, attainable goal with a reasonable time frame.
* Choose your own resolution. Make sure your goal is something that you want to accomplish for yourself and not just for friends or family.
* Make a plan and write it down. Writing your goals down is a good way to keep track of your progress.
* Involve friends and family. They can motivate you to keep going.
* If you get off track, forgive yourself. Review your plan and make adjustments.
* Reward yourself when your intermediate goals or resolutions are met.
There is an inspirational essay called “Just for Today” that I have seen on many websites. I loved it. The author was Frank Crane who wrote a newspaper column called “DR CRANE SAYS”. The piece contained a set of ten daily suggestions and was titled “Just for Today” [BGFC]:
“Let me give you a New Year message: Believe in yourself, because no one ever achieved anything significant without believing in himself and no one ever will! Believe in yourself powerfully, especially when there is no reason left to believe in yourself because the ultimate bottom is the best place to start a big rise!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
May you find endless enthusiasm to achieve your dreams in the coming year.
HAPPY 2016!!! :))))))