If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.

Terrell Owens

New Year’s resolutions: a tradition in which people resolve to accomplish a personal goal, improve their life or change an undesired behavior. The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make these over 4,000 years ago; in ancient Rome, the Romans made promises to the god Janus for the coming year.

During the beginning of this new year, you may notice your families, friends and colleagues committing to new resolutions. Perhaps you are looking to develop and implement some yourself. You may also become aware of a post-holiday blues creeping in, and begin to compare your goals or accomplishments from the past year to those being circulated online or in your circle.

Join us as we explore the concept of expectations versus reality, and how this framework applies to New Year’s resolutions, January's heightened diet culture, seasonal depression and toxic positivity. We'll unpack some of these seasonal changes and pressures while offering tools on self-compassion and refocusing the lens on what this year may mean for you...

How do you manage expectations vs. reality?

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