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- Jana Svoboda, LCSW
- Sporadic photos and notes from a Psyche-midwife, cheerleader, anthropologist--aka clinical social worker in therapy practice. Photos are usually mine except for those of historical events/famous people. Music relevant to the daily topic is often included in a web video embedded below the blog. Click on highlighted links in the copy to get to source or supplemental material. For contact information, see my website @ janasvoboda.com or click on the button to the right below. Join in the conversation.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
30 Resolutions in 30 days-- Day one: RESOLVE!
Keep it measurable: Set goals that are specific and concrete, and have a time line for checking progress. You can have a goal of "Increase health", but break it down into short term objectives that lead to it. You'll have a sense of progress and success this way.
Write it down, and check back in: It's better to get it in writing than offer yourself vague intentions. Set short term objectives to your longer term goal, and devise a method to keep you reminded. some computers and cell phones let you calander an alarm with a note to periodically cue you. Journal about progress made and blocks you encounter-- and possible solutions.
Tell a friend: Letting someone know your plan increases your accountibility and support. You are writing yourself a new story-- get a good audience for it, and keep them posted. Set up a coach trade and do the same for them.
Get some tools: There are lots of community, written and web resources available to help you meet your goals. Parks and Rec, Good Sam and the community college offer classes on everything from organization skills to mindful eating. Take a class or read a book for support and inspiration. Even uncle Sam wants to help out: visit New_Years_Resolutions for more.
Here's to fresh starts-- and may the New Year bring you much love and learning.