​Happy New Year! We are so grateful to see 2021. May this year indeed be happier for all of us.

2020 was, without a doubt, a hard year.

From the tragedy of events unfolding on the world stage to the personal pain, struggle, grief, and overwhelm that may have unfolded in our own individual lives, 2020 was a hard year for many.

Now that we are on the other side of 2020, we truly hope that your 2021 is full of peace, hope, and joy.

In thinking about the new year, our therapists took some time to share some of their favorite tips to help you feel more alive and add a spark to these next twelve months.

 

“Start each day by taking a moment to remember the people, places, and things that you are grateful for!”Aja Johnson, AMFT

“Spend time doing what you love in times of stress.”Andrés Salerno, LMFT

“Get nostalgic. Listen to the music of your youth (or happier, less complicated times). Move your body and sweat and process that cortisol. Connect with someone who is safe, secure, and who can help you regain perspective or bring you comfort.”Annie Wright, LMFT

“You truly do not have to believe everything you think!” – Charis Stiles, LCSW

“Remember that life is a practice. Accept you are limited and forgive yourself for those limitations while you work to overcome them.”Jonathan Wolfrum, LMFT

“Explore! Move around in nature, and in spaces that engage many of the senses.”Laura Muzaffar, LMFT

“Savor. With our negative bias the positive experiences we come across like connection, a cool breeze, or a small pleasure, often go unnoticed. I encourage people to feel these experiences in their body and then savor them for a few moments by staying focused on and enjoying the moment.”Miriam Campion, LCSW

 

We hope these tips feel helpful to you and if you need more support as we begin the new year, please feel free to reach out to us to set up a complimentary consult call so we can match you with the best therapist for your situation. We’re here to support you in any way we can in these trying times.

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