2017 is officially here ... which suggests that we begin to conquer our New Year's resolutions with a new light. In fact, the early Babylonians believed that what people did on the first day of the year affected what they did for the rest of that calendar year (Durlofsky, 2016). Although this Babylonian philosophy may a bit extreme, many of us share a similar viewpoint in that we have a blank slate to work with, and a chance to start a new chapter of life! It is the perfect opportunity to start over, refresh our mental state, or change bad habits.
Happy New Year readers!
We are looking forward to what 2016 brings. The new year is always a time to reflect on the year past and consider what you hope to get out of the year to come.
Have you made resolutions? There are many articles with guidelines on how to make resolutions that stick, and also many opinions that resolutions are not useful at all! It is up to you to decide what works for you, but we thought we'd share a common occupational therapy strategy when thinking about your upcoming year and changes you want to make.