Break the Cycle of New Year’s Resolution Disappointment

Why therapists recommend principles over resolutions

Kathleen Smith
Forge

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TThe beginning of the year is a fantastic time to be a therapist. Every January, anxious overachievers across the country pour into offices like mine, equipped with fresh planners and sleek new gym clothes. They list their New Year’s resolutions, outline their goals, or announce the…

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Kathleen Smith
Forge

Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the books Everything Isn’t Terrible and True to You. She writes about anxiety, relationships, and Bowen theory.