If you want to change how you feel, change your habits. Replace unhealthy habits with healthy habits. Research shows that habits form naturally if behaviors are repeated consistently. We recommend clearly defining the healthy habit you wish to form and using a calendar to track your daily progress. Place a large X on every day you successfully execute the behavior.
Decluttering for the New Year. Our environment has a powerful influence on our feelings. It’s difficult to change our feelings directly. Most find that they can not think themselves into feeling better. But if we can successfully change our actions to positively impact our environment, we’ll take our feelings along for the ride.
Depression is a difficult thing to live with. But there is an upside. A fearless examination into the underlying causes of depression may yield life-changing insight. Depression is often the result of deep incongruities between expectations and reality.
Change is not always about the brute force of the human will. Major changes have three essential components: thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Any significant lifestyle change is going to impact each area in complex ways.
Therapists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and others who study human behavior (parents, for example) actually know a great deal about how people move through major life changes. We move in stages. What is a major life change? We’re not talking deciding between the raspberry torte or bananas foster here.