While most are thinking about Christmas now, New Years is just around the corner, and that is the time to set goals and start fresh. The biggest problem is people try to set unrealistic goals at times with no plan, and that can cause stress, and often results in failure. Karen Vatthauer, Clinical Therapist and Owner of Beacon Professional Counseling said the best way to approach these goals is to start with smaller goals and to make sure a plan is set before trying to tackle it.
Vatthauer said one common resolution that can be hard to tackle is the goal of being happier this upcoming year. She said people often don't know what “happy” means to them, which causes difficulties when trying to accomplish this goal.
Vatthauer appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.