|David Zuniga, PhD, Austin Psychologist
We’re halfway through 2017. Many of us made New Year’s Resolutions but we may not have adhered to them the way we wished. My first thought is to be gentle on yourself. We live in stressful times. It’s also worth considering where is the desire to change coming from? Was your original goal based on your own values and beliefs or from an external source and how has that impacted your decision-making process? Assuming you had or have a goal you’d really like to accomplish, when we do not achieve our goals we can end up feeling even more stuck in negative emotions. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to do, whether it is January or July, you might find these guidelines from the American Psychological Association helpful. Good luck!