Just like that, the past year is over and we are now in 2023. I am sure many of you already have your new year’s resolutions set, be it going regularly in the gym this year, having more control of your diet, and many other typical goals for your physical and mental well-being.
But spoiler alert: many of such goals fail early into the year. That is because this approach is not kind, and it is really not practical, either. It pushes you into thinking that you must do something perfectly, and beat yourself up when things don’t go as planned.
Instead of going for these specific goals for the beginning of 2023, why not indulge in a mindset of positive-self acceptance? It teaches you that you are enough, but more importantly, it teaches you that you can still be better, in a much kinder way.
In this episode, Dr. Adrienne talks about how scrapping the old “new year, new me” mindset and delving into positive self-acceptance is a kinder and more effective approach to having better well-being.
What you will learn from this episode:
Find out why you should get rid of the typical new year’s resolution mindset;Learn the concept and importance of positive self-acceptance; andLearn how focusing more on values and not actions is more beneficial and effective for you
“Thriving is really what we want. We don't want stagnation. Our minds and bodies are not built for stagnation. We are built to grow. We are built to move forward. We are built to experience new and better things.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
Today’s Health Bite: When you consider your habits through the lens of values, everything changes, including your motivation and the willingness to do the work.
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