Mental Health Work:

It’s a new year!  What does that mean?  It means you get to start over.  It means that it’s another chance for you to find a true lifetime of healing.  It means it’s your opportunity to show yourself that you are worthy of love, grace, redemption and healing. 

As a new year comes around, many people set resolutions.  I would encourage you to maybe not set resolutions.  It is so very easy to give up on resolutions within just a short period of time.  Instead, set your mind to creating a couple of SMART goals for your year ahead.  A SMART goal is something that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound. 

Homework:
Set 2 SMART goals for your year ahead. 


GROUP ACTIVITY:

Set goals, pick one little word..whatever your thing is but take some time to get HONEST ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT.

One activity that I love and that I think is so powerful is writing a letter to your younger self. It is so amazing to look back, to share what you know now that you didn’t know then. The younger YOU is still in there. It is NOT about becoming someone else, it is about reconnecting with who you have always been and reminding yourself of what you wanted for your life. You can read my letter I wrote a few years ago HERE.