RESOLUTION IS DEFINED as “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” So I beg the question, what will you choose to do or not to do in 2019?
As the New Year rings in the residual anxieties from past years’ holiday festivities, excitement from New Year’s resolution also chimes in. By using a technique from Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), you can set measurable goals and check in with yourself to stay on task and conquer those goals one by one. Scaling questions allow you to look at both the positive and negative side of things. By doing this you can openly look at your goals and address the barriers that may come along with setting them.
For example, setting a goal of weight loss is common with the turn of the New Year. Using scaling questions can help you look at the positive steps you’ve taken as well as address barriers you may face, such as King Cake season. This system calls you to be open with yourself and have honest conversations about the goals that you set and the feasibility of them. By using this technique alongside a licensed professional to support you through your thoughts, feelings and uncertainties, you’re more likely to meet success by year’s end. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. So open up, reach out and connect with what you want by asserting your goals, formulating a plan and connecting with a team to help you obtain success.