Posts tagged with "NewYearResolutions"

2023 · 12. January 2023
Diary planner.
One reason why most people don’t stick to their new year’s resolutions is they aim too high, setting difficult and unrealistic goals. However, making positive changes doesn’t have to be a daunting affair. Here are some simple behavioural ideas on how to improve your mental health and be a little bit happier in 2023.
2019 · 10. January 2019
Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton's column on new year resolutions
In last week's Southern Star, I offered some advice regarding New Year resolutions to boost mental health. The column is reproduced below. Last week's Southern New Year resolutions can be counter-productive – all too often, people beat themselves up for not following through on their overly-ambitious plans. One resolution worth making, however, is to better look after your mental health. Here’s some simple advice that can help boost your well-being in 2019. Work on your strengths, not your...
2018 · 11. January 2018
Linda Hamilton's Southern Star column on 2018 new year resolutions.
In last week's Southern Star, my column examined some practical tips from CBT psychologist Dr Judith Beck relating to new year resolutions. The column is reproduced below. This column is going to offer some advice on new year resolutions. Before I start, however, let me first explain why I really would prefer not to be writing about new year resolutions. It’s not that I don’t believe in goals. I do – goal-setting is a central part of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Is my reluctance...
2018 · 05. January 2018
In this week's Southern Star, my column explores some tips from CBT psychologist Dr Judith Beck relating to new year resolutions and goal-setting. As always, the column will be reproduced on this blog next week.
2017 · 31. December 2016
Realistic New Year resolutions psychological tips Linda Hamilton Southern Star
West Cork readers may have noticed my New Year resolutions piece in the December 31st edition (pictured) of The Southern Star, which suggests people can improve their chances of achieving their 2017 goals by focusing on incremental changes and avoiding self-criticism. To read the article on the Southern Star website, see Not all of the newspaper article appears in the online edition so I've...