9 Ways to Start Your Year Off in a Positive Way


The new year has begun and many people have chosen a resolution or a goal. If that is not for you this year because trying to figure out what you want to “change” or “start” stresses you out with, here are a few simple tips to consider that may help you start off with solid footing:

  1. Take one step at a time. Give your full attention to each thing, rather than part of your attention to many things.
  2. Find a balance between work and play.
  3. Do more of what makes you happy and do less of what makes you unhappy (even if it makes others happy).
  4. Bigger plans aren’t always better. Less can be more.
  5. Connect with those who make you feel good about yourself and disconnect with those who you make you feel bad about yourself.
  6. Reflect on the things in life that make you smile.
  7. Communicate what you do appreciate to those around you.
  8. Get moving. The impact of activity, such as stretching, can do more for your mood than you realize.
  9. Don’t let the power of a good night’s sleep go underestimated.

Here’s to a good 2019!


About Alison Silvius Casanova LMFT

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, and I enjoy supporting people in finding solutions to everyday problems. I work with people of all ages that struggle with social skills, are affected by addiction, and have suffered trauma/loss. My areas of interest include cognitive behavioral therapy, self esteem building, improved communication in relationships, grief/loss, and more. You can read more about me on my page at: www.alisonsilviuslmft.net