5 Tips for New Year’s (Non) Resolutions

It is New Year. The time many people create their resolutions. I am not a big fan of resolutions as they are often thinly disguised ways of continuing to hate yourself. And recovery is about learning to love and accept yourself WITH your imperfections. However, there is a reality of recovery being at least partially based on change. This is where the concepts of acceptance AND change, as taught in such therapies as Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) can be helpful. Here are some tips for creating acceptance and change in your recovery:

1. Set the bar low to leap over it.

Instead of saying “I’m going to meditate every day for the next 365 days for 60 minutes at 5:30am no matter what,”…

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