Setting Your Intentions For The New Year
You’ve heard the saying, “New Year, New You!” But, time flies when you have a busy lifestyle! And there isn’t always enough time in the day to implement healthy changes. You may already have a New Years Resolution in mind, but you probably haven't identified your intentions for the New Year. Knowing your intentions will allow for you to before hone in on the changes you want to make. Plus, it will help you set attainable goals with a clear timeline in mind, ultimately making your resolution appear less daunting. Easier said than done, right? We agree, which is why we turned to someone who is an expert in empowerment and leading people down positive paths to growth and well-being.
Not only is Jean Pollack a licensed psychologist, conflict mediator, and the author of Tango from Chaos to Creativity, an exploration of the relationship with the self, but she is also a mother of three children — one being our Simply Stylist founder, Sarah Boyd! Jean has helped hundreds of clients by applying complemintary therapy approaches and techniques to uncover long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life!
Although she spends her time between Florida, California, and her practice in Pennsylvania, she offers phone, text, and Skype Relationship and Creative Living life coaching sessions. Jean's sessions help people all over the world practice the balanced healthy lifestyle that she encourages. Her philosophy focuses on how having a healthy relationship with yourself creates an opportunity for intimate, fulfilling relationships with others. Isn't this the perfect mindset to kick off the new year? We think so!
So, have you set your New Year’s intentions? Keep reading for our Q&A with Jean Pollack and also check out her suggestion for a balanced life: The Wheel of Life.
SS: Why should someone set goals before the new year begins, rather than after? Setting goals before New Year's Eve gives you time to dig deep and ask yourself what and why you want to reach goals. For example, what makes me happy and will this bring me closer to more happiness or fulfillment?
SS: New Years resolutions aren't easy to stick to. Do you have any tips for staying on track? Break your goals into small steps and reassess often. Baby steps with the help of a coach is sure way of reaching those goals in 2017!
SS: What are you favorite online resources? Check out the LifeWheel and rate all areas of your life . Its a great tool for assessing your life happiness and balance! Plus, the Wheel helps you to assess your progress. You can also hire a great life coach to help you keep on track with your goals. Learn more HERE!
"Today you are one step closer to a new you! In which you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being." – Jean Pollack