Essentia Health offers positive resolution advice for the new year

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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It’s resolution season – the time when many of us resolve to lose weight or quit smoking. While laudable goals, why not aspire higher and make a “positive resolution” — a behavior you’d like to start rather than stop.

Essentia Health Psychologist Paul Remark sees patients at the Essentia Health-Hermantown Clinic. He says an attitude of gratitude is vital.

“My personal resolution every year is to take life more seriously and myself less seriously. I’ve incorporated this into my personal life and encourage my clients to do it was well,” he says. “Think of three things every day you are grateful for. Research shows that this simple task reduces depression and anxiety. Some of my married patients adapt this to always ending the day by telling each other three things they are grateful for.”

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