Ebene News – UA – Psychologist explains how to set realistic New Year’s resolutions

Posted: 02:25 GMT, December 31, 2020 | Update: 07:21 GMT, December 31, 2020

As the new year approaches, many are starting to consider setting new goals – although that can prove difficult with the unpredictability of 2021 due to continued restrictions from COVID-19

Sydney psychologist Dr Emmanuella Murray (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia that the start of the new year is the best time to set goals

But Australian clinical psychologist revealed how to set realistic New Year’s resolutions and how best to stick to your goals

Sydney psychologist Dr Emmanuella Murray told Daily Mail Australia that the start of the New Year is the best opportunity to make changes, set goals and improve your life in any way. from another

“Goals give us a sense of direction and purpose, and the more we work on them the more focused and motivated we feel,” she said.

As 2021 limits some aspects of goal setting due to the global pandemic, Dr Murray said meaningful goal setting is key to success

Setting goals is essential in order to improve the quality of life in one way or another – be it personal, financial, mental or physical

“Setting a date like New Years Eve can jumpstart your goals, but we have to remember that change doesn’t happen overnight, so we want to work on our goals throughout the year” said Dr Murray

As 2021 limits some aspects of goal setting due to the global pandemic, Dr Murray said setting meaningful goals is key to success

“ Find your meaning and set meaningful goals for yourself to thrive, ” she said, adding, “ Goal setting helps us stay focused on progressing towards the things we want. ‘

Some options may include reading a book once a month, meditating once a day, joining a gym, or visiting family more often

1 Small goals lead to success – start small and set goals you think you can achieve

3 One small change at a time – change one behavior at a time and it will probably last

4 Gather your supports – share your goals with your loved ones and let them support you

Due to the uncertainty of 2021, Dr Murray said that care should be taken to avoid being too ambitious when setting targets, as these are less likely to be met

“If we expect too much, we will probably be exhausted at the very thought of starting resolutions,” she said.

‘Setting too ambitious goals and too much zooming out right now will only make us feel exhausted and overwhelmed’

Rather than setting huge goals, Dr Murray suggests “ starting small ” and then gradually working towards larger goals

When working towards personal goals it is likely that setbacks will occur – but it is essential to overcome these obstacles and keep working towards the goal rather than giving up

Dr Murray said: ‘Accept setbacks and readjust yourself, and enjoy the improved mood when you hit them’

Overcoming failure will put you on the right path to achieving whatever end goal it is

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