The New Year coming up
Patricia Farrell, PhD posted:
This is the time of year when all of us look back and begin to do a bit of self-examination regarding our lives and what we wish to accomplish in the coming year. I'm not greatly in favor of promising yourself incredible changes, but I do believe that change is possible for all of us; just keep it simple and allow yourself room for advancing and even a bit of sliding backward. Not every trip is in a straight line and neither is life. The road may not be straight, but the journey is worth your effort.

Remember that some days may present challenges and you may need to reach out for support and comfort. That's okay. No one has all the answers and all of us need help at different times in our lives.

Take time out to relax and to look at your options; challenges ofen have more than one solution. Remember the importance of adequate sleep, proper diet, exercise (mild walking even), and fun with family and friends. The saying about "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" could be turned around to it making Jack an ill boy.

A life without fun allows stress to build up and that can affect your health. So each time you laugh with a friend, it's medicine for your body and soul. And there's no need to worry about taking too much of it.

Let this New Year be a good one with many positive changes.