Are New Year’s resolutions a good idea? Our lives are filled with deadlines and commitments, can we benefit by imposing more on ourselves? It is estimated that 95% of the resolutions made end in failed attempts. Plans to exercise could be washed away by a tidal wave of job responsibilities. A goal to get finances in order might last only until the car breaks down and the orthodontist bills arrive. If a resolution could leave you feeling defeated and out of control, who needs it?
Looking at it another way, a resolution is nothing more than a positive intention that we make to improve our lives. Here’s one that is certain to help: Resolve to make stress work for you. Stress is unavoidable. Learn to manage it well and it will boost your relationships, job performance, energy and sense of fulfillment. While reviewing a posted list of tips for keeping resolutions, I noticed that many required a time commitment, specifics and a written chronicle. Although there are many roads to Rome, the strategy I like best is having an accountability partner. Imagine entering into a stress management pact with a good friend. Because you know each other so well, you may find that accountability and fun work well together. In the process, you’ve helped one another more than you may realize.
The Chicago Stress Relief Center wishes to support your efforts, too. We resolve to bring you the latest information and innovative therapies in stress management, including new services and facilities like the Floatation Tank, the FIR Sauna (and Rain Shower) and the BioMat. You’ll have greater access to tools that help you head off the harmful effects of stress. Consider us a partner as we communicate with each other in new ways this year. Together, we’ll stay on track with our resolutions and share our discoveries to achieve a happier, healthier life.
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With love & light~
Dr. Howard K. Weissman, Psy.D., B.C.E.T.S.