Happy New Year! Now stop feeling sorry for yourself!

by Theresa Marie Abec, FLT Columnist

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs 2014 comes to an end and 2015 begins, take a moment to take a personal inventory. How did 2014 go for you? Did you accomplish some goals? Did you grow or try something new? Do you tend to procrastinate or whine and complain about your life? Overall, do you like yourself or do those around you enjoy your company? What is your legacy? I hope you have some answers to the above mentioned questions, but if not, shake off any feeling sorry for yourself thoughts or feelings and make a decision to make this your best year yet!

As 2015 begins, I encourage you to live your life intentionally. Live a life according to your true values, beliefs and your personal purpose. You are here on this earth for a short time and for a reason. When we live according to who we really are, we tend to live a fulfilled life and be happier.

Make a list and take some time as this year begins to write down some goals. Goals can be physical, financial, marital, spiritual, etc. Consider putting a time frame on each goal and/or create some subgoals. Then put this list in a place you can see on a regular basis so you can monitor and remind yourself to live a life according to your goals and purpose.

Make a decision today to make this year your best year yet. Remind yourself to live your life intentionally according to purpose. Your legacy is something only you can give so make it a good one … the best is yet to come!

Theresa Marie Abec is a Board Certified Clinical Counselor and welcomes new patients looking for assistance with mental, physical and emotional life goals. She provides treatment and diagnosis for adults with mental health issues specializing in: substance use disorders, stress and anxiety, self-esteem issues, depression, grief and loss, and overall health and wellness challenges. To schedule an appointment with Theresa call Serenity Health & Wellness Center at 419-891-2181. 

  • Wendy Cornett

    Really enjoyed this column, Theresa. A great way to start off the new year!

  • What an insightful article! Excellent, Theresa!!