the one resolution you must keep this year! Start by taking inventory of what
matters to you and what makes you happy. Then, work on savoring those
experiences! Here, four ways to create more delight each and every day from
Michelle DeAngelis, life consultant and founder of Planetjoyride.com.
Play more! We all need a few minutes a day for "adult play," advises
DeAngelis. Too much to do? Schedule "fun appointments." Go bowling!
Cook for friends! "When you do something physical—such...
CBT can help you notice thoughts that make you feel bad. You learn to stop these thoughts and replace them with helpful ones.
An example might be repeating a put-down to yourself. Or you may focus on one small criticism from your boss, while forgetting the good comments. With CBT, you learn ways to change these thoughts, so you feel better about yourself.
Doing things that help you stay positive is another part of CBT. For example, you might visit friends more or make a schedule to help manage your time. Relieving stress or getting plenty of sleep can help too.
Working with a counselor
You might choose to work with a counselor. A counselor can help you learn to use CBT. Ask your doctor, family, or friends if they can recommend someone.
Before choosing a counselor, call ahead of time for a short interview. You can ask the counselor if he or she has training in CBT and uses it often. Choose someone you feel comfortable with. Get more tips on finding a counselor.