5 Questions for Self-Growth for a New Year


As I’ve said in a prior post, I have decided to write more this year. Among the sites to which I will be contributing are HealthCentral, PsychCentral, and Guideposts. I will post some of my pieces here. Following is the link to one of my first pieces for PsychCentral: questions that will help you create change in the new year.

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather.

However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of paper — a shot of creating the life we want. Exercises of self-examination can lead us to new goals. By gently observing what is and isn’t working in our lives, we can try for more joy in our lives.

This month is the first time in years that I have had the time to do some self-examination and soul searching. I started with these five questions. May they help you have a self-reflective January, too!

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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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