New Years Resolutions, Are They Good For Us?

New Years Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when many of us make New Years Resolutions!  Will yours be to get healthy? Lose weight? Exercise? Get married? Get divorced? Make new friends?  Let’s face it, the list could go on and on with endless possibilities.

Did you accomplish your last years new years resolutions?  Tonight, New Years Eve, will cause many of us to reflect on the past and look towards the future. A new year can bring new, endless possibilities. We get a chance to wipe the slate clean and start a new.  This got us thinking about New Years Resolutions. Are they good for us?  Or does it set us up for failure?  Can we actually be the idealized self we wish to be?

FamilyAffaires.com Community Advocate, Roseann Vanella, sat down with FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Psychologist and Author, Dr. Dan Gottlieb. Early on in the conversation you will learn Dr. Dan’s feelings about new years resolutions.  He provides great advice for what we should concentrate on in the new year that will bring us peace and happiness.

We would like to wish our wonderful community a very Happy New Year filled with good health, love, joy and endless wonderful possibilities. We look forward to building our community with you in 2015!

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

One thought on “New Years Resolutions, Are They Good For Us?

  1. asr

    Yes, they’re good… any resolutions are good… the problem is that they should be incremental ones like “I will become 10% better at eating healthy” or such.

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