Resolutions for Resilience
Central Florida Health News|January 2021
New Year’s resolutions usually involve deprivation to change behavior and this can produce a negative and resistant mindset.
MARY JOYE, LMHC

Emotional negativity, like physical gravity, can pull us downward into states of feeling defeated before we even embark on making or keeping a resolution. For example, feel the difference between these statements: I need to LOSE weight vs. I want to GAIN health. The second way is motivational and sustainable. It is less punitive and more buoyant, which increases resilience and resistance to self-sabotage.

Those with resilience reach for goals from a positive perspective to create achievement momentum. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as:

“The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.”

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