As January is the time for starting work on New Year’s resolutions, February might as well be the time for forgetting or abandoning them. For some, this process of setting and failing to accomplish is an annual tradition which leads to feelings of guilt and lowers self-worth, as frequently people are critical of themselves for not achieving what they set out to do.
So, how do we avoid this annual trap?
1. Set small goals. Going to the gym every day sounds like a great
In the context of therapy, there is probably no question that is more cliché than this one. Therapists will tell you that they actively look for alternative ways of asking this question, because it is so cliché. Yet, in many ways, it is the core question of therapy, and its answer contains important information that is useful both to you and your therapist. And although the answer may seem obvious to you, it may not be obvious to your therapist.
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