29 December 2014 - 13:24
New Year Resolutions can be hard to keep especially as many that we make are negative (I won't do this or that) rather than positive (I will do so and so).
We also tend to make resolutions that aren't realistic and then when we can’t achieve them we get despondent and give up.
So last year instead of New Year Resolutions in true CBT fashion I set myself some Goals:
Long term goals that I wanted to achieve by the end of the year.
Medium term goals that I wanted to achieve within three to six months.
Short term goals that I wanted to achieve by the end of the week.
At the end of each week, if I'd managed to achieve my short term goal then I set another one for the following week, if not I’d try again the following week.
All my goals were realistic and achievable but also I ensured that they challenged me and the OCD. I've managed to achieve every goal on my list and as a result have gained confidence and progressed with my OCD.