Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Monday, January 4, 2010

Your 2010: Made to Order

Even if you were not one of the million hopefuls who recently cast their new year’s resolutions to the universe in the hope that these prayers, of sorts, would be answered, it’s not to late to ask yourself what you would like to come of 2010.

A new year is a new chance to rewrite your existing life script, and there are probably a few areas in your life that could use a tune-up. Today, take a few moments and think about what kinds of positive changes you would like to see in your own life in the new year.


If you have a job, think about what changes you would like to make in your career so that you feel happier and more fulfilled. Is it time to ask for a raise or perhaps to speak to your boss about adding a few different responsibilities to your existing position? If you don’t have a job, now is as good a time as any to ask yourself some serious questions about what kind of job would help pay the bills, as well as give you a sense of purpose and make you feel good at the end of a long working day.


If you are in a romantic relationship, think about how you could improve your relationship. Think about activities, for example: in the new year, what is one activity you would like to share more frequently with your partner? If you are single, focus on relationships that are platonic, rather than romantic. Focus on one or two friendships and think about ways you could develop a more meaningful bond with your friend. Perhaps there is one friend on the periphery who deserves a little more of your time and attention?

3.Mind and Body.

This last area is fairly broad, encompassing your physical body and emotional health. If you don’t have the body you want, think about activities you can engage to achieve that body. In terms of your emotional health, you can make important changes, too. If you’ve been feeling a little uninspired or bored in the past few months or even year, think about activities you could engage in that would help to wake up your spirit. Perhaps it’s time to start or join a book club, take a class at a community college, or begin volunteering with an interesting organization.

Whatever choices you make, I hope that your efforts reward you with a happy, vibrant year!

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