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New Year, new life!

New Year, New Life!

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By Valeria Vilar, MA, BEd, LMHC

A new year has begun, and with every new beginning comes also renewed hopes, expectations and the desire to achieve those goals which have not yet been reached. Once the emotional Profits & Loses of the last year has been settled, each one of us can look into the future with the commitment to improve our life.

For some individuals turning their goals into reality tends to seem a much harder task, and they postpone their well being for a lifestyle that they are used to, but that they really don't want. In order to achieve the changes that we commit we need to be tooled with the right instruments, understand the difficulties involved in what we try to accomplish, and design a plan to make wishes come true.


Ask yourself "What do I want to do?" "What type of person do I want to be?"  Close your eyes and visualize the changes that you want to make in yourself and your life.  Observe what is around you, where you are, who you are with, and what you are doing.

Now open your eyes and while in that state of peace and tranquility, start to write what you would like to accomplish in a short term, medium term and long term.

It is essential to set realistic goals that can be met in a short period of time so that you can build trust within yourself, and step by step reach your goals that are for a medium and long term.

Your goals should also be for yourself, not for pleased a loved one or a friend. These are YOUR goals to achieve.

Remember that to reach your ultimate wellbeing it is important to have a balance. Set goals in all areas of your life:

  • Physical
  • Materialistic
  • Professional
  • Psychological and
  • Spiritual

Let's train yourself to change, let's equip yourself with the necessary and realistic tools required to make change happen.

Give yourself the opportunity this New Year, to reach your objectives, dreams, hopes, fantasies, and desires. If you cannot do this alone look for professional help. No one can live for you, only you can make your dreams and goals come true!

 I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year! 

Valeria Vilar, MA, BEd, LMHC, is the Clinical Director of Open Psychotherapy & Wellness Center. The center is located at the Weston Town Center since 1998.  Additional information, can be reached at (954) 385-9550, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by visiting

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