Kathy Cap is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in private practice at Trinity Family Counseling Center. She is a graduate of Oakland University with a Masters in Counseling and joins Trinity after a number of years in a solo practice. Kathy enjoys working with couples, and adults of all ages, including those older adults facing an array of life transitions related to health changes, loss, and caregiving.
It’s hard to believe that we are now living in the year 2020!
There’s something about the beginning of a new decade that makes us feel inspired and hopeful for the years ahead. ‘Taking stock’ is a great way to begin the new year. When thinking about your future it’s easy to become anxious and stressed. I mean, how can you not when you think about everything on your to-do list?!
Between your family, school and work responsibilities, it’s no wonder we all don’t crawl back into bed! But, WE - or more specifically YOU - are stronger and braver than that!! While there are many resolutions we can set for ourselves, here are two simple additions to our wellness routine that will set the path for this year:
Start a gratitude journal. It’s not as daunting as you think. Take some time every few days to write down a couple of sentences or words even, about the blessings, beauty, grace that surrounds you. When you find you’re having a particularly difficult day, glance through your journal to remind yourself that what you’re experiencing is temporary.
Set your intentions for the day. Every morning as you’re getting ready verbalize these intentions. Whether you intend to be a more patient parent, or you intend to find kindness throughout the day, setting your intentions gives you purpose.
No one really knows what the year ahead will bring. However, with these small behavioral changes, the decade will be off to a good start.