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Be A Better You!

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When it comes to being the best that you can be, it’s all about personal growth. If you are willing to learn new skills, behaviors, and habits the possibilities for a better you are endless. Through this willingness to grow, learn, and develop you can improve our relationships, career, happiness, and health. We all have the seed of success within us but it has to be nourished so it can grow.

The first step is self-awareness,you must asses where you currently are in order to figure out where you want to be. You need to figure out what is in your way so that you can start our journey of personal growth and becoming a better you. 

  • Make time for reflection. Self growth comes by reflecting on our choices and mistakes that we have made in the past. Slow down and make time to reflect on your past experiences, become more aware of the beliefs and thoughts that you want to dominate your life.
  • Determine values. Our values are important to us, and they play a huge role in our daily decision making. Determine what these values are and figure out if you are living your life according to these values.
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses. There are certain skills and characteristics that you have that come natural to you and help better your life. There are also weaknesses that may get in the way of what you want and being a better you. Build on the strengths and work on developing your weaknesses. 
  • Examine habits. Whether positive or negative, your habits add up and can have an impact on your future. Ask yourself if your daily habits are hindering you or helping you grow into a better person. 
  • Take a poll. The best way to increase our awareness about our personal growth is to ask other people who are close to you. They can help you determine areas where you may still need work and acknowledge progress that you have already made. Surround yourself with people who care about your growth and will help you get to where you want to be. 

Self awareness is key to personal growth. It helps you stay on track with the desired results you want in your future. Visit our website to find out information on how we can help you become a better you! Start living the life that you deserve to live!

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Break Bad Habits.

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It’s bad for you, so why can’t you just stop? We are not just creatures of habit, we are better than any other animal at changing and orienting behavior toward long-term goals and/or benefits. We have the ability to replace our bad habits with other healthier habits and behaviors. Replacing does not simply erase the previous behavior, but you can strengthen the new one and suppress the old one. 

Here are five tips for breaking bad habits: 

  • Avoid temptations:  If you always stop for a donut on your way to work, try a different route. Keep fatty foods, cigarettes, alcohol and other tempting items out of your home.
  • Replace unhealthy with healthy behaviors: Try exercising, or practicing a favorite hobby.
  • Prepare mentally: If avoiding temptations is difficult for you, plan in advance. Plan how to handle temptations and practice what you plan.
  • Enlist support: Have friends, family, and co-workers to support your efforts to change.
  • Reward yourself for small steps: Give yourself a healthy treat every time you hit a small goal.

Our Licensed Mental Heath Counselors can help you change your bad behaviors and replace them with healthy ones. If you feel that you do not have the strength to begin the process on your own, let us help you. We will work with you every step of the way and help you create goals and steps for breaking your bad habits. 

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Relationship Habits

Ever wonder why you and your partner find it hard to stop arguing, or being mad at each other? Do you wish there was something you could change? In relationships, we tend to fall into negative habits that are harmful to us and our partners. It is important to recognize what those habits are and that you can develop better ones.

There are 7 habits that ruin relationships:

  1. Criticizing
  2. Blaming
  3. Complaining
  4. Nagging
  5. Threatening
  6. Punishing
  7. Bribing/Rewarding to control

These habits keep you and your partner in constant disagreement with each other, and exert control over others. This behavior often comes from a background of feeling a lack of control of what is going on around them during childhood. Express more compassion with your partner to nurture a successful relationship.

Improve your relationship with these 7 habits instead:

  1. Supporting
  2. Encouraging
  3. Listening
  4. Accepting
  5. Trusting
  6. Respecting
  7. Negotiating differences

These habits are not controlling and gives your partner a sense of freedom. A relationship built on the foundation of these healthy habits results in a long-lasting, stable, and harmonious union.

What are some more nourishing habits you can begin to develop to improve your relationship?

 

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