So many times we make New Year Resolutions or goals for our life and before we know it we are right back to our old habits. It is often hard to make real and lasting change in our lives. So many times we keep trying harder but fail to get the results we set out to achieve. When we continuously seek to change areas of our life and nothing changes, it may be important to see that we cannot achieve our resolutions or goals for the new year on our own. Many times people would rather keep trying and suffering on their own rather than ask for help. A great question to ask is: Do I want to continue on this same path for the rest of my life or do I actually want change? If you do want change and have not been able to get there on your own, counseling is a great place to start. There may be an area of your life that needs to be healed or examined before change can take place. Once that obstacle is removed it may be easier to move forward. While the idea of asking for help may be scary, the benefits certainly make it worthwhile.
Amy Brooten, MA, LAPC