I hope your New Year is starting out well. With each new year, there is a lot of focus on resolutions and goals. Rachael and I spoke about this in our recent podcast, “Thriving with Rachael and Dr. Lou”. Many people will vow to start a diet, exercise, give up drinking, smoking, cursing. People will pledge to be better in some way. All of this is very good and makes sense. It is a positive!
Just like we can get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and miss the point to the holidays we celebrate, so too we can get lost in pursuing our future goals and resolutions. I would like to remind you of the importance of staying present. We cannot change the past and the future is not here yet. Do your best to focus on things within your control such as your thoughts, behaviors and the now. I’d like to suggest that with the new year and the possibility of creating the “new you”, that you also remember to stay present. Time is always moving and never stops. You cannot get back any moment in time. Therefore, it is important to soak in and enjoy each and every moment we are given.
From all of us at Sanare, we hope you have a great new year. I am sure it will be better than 2020 🙂
Lou Bevilacqua, Psy.D.