It’s the start of a new year, as such it is time to put forth the new you. Like many have said, it’s 2020 and that means a new vision toward moving forward in your life. Whether it means personal or professional goals, knowing what is best for you is always important.

Ultimately, we start the new year with a list of resolutions that we would like to accomplish. Whether we accomplish those resolutions is up to us and the mindset we put to them. Focusing on ways to reduce one’s vulnerability is a great way of starting the new year on the right foot!

The DBT based acronym of PLEASE MASTER is helpful to create a set of things that would help you in figuring out a way to maintain yourself grounded, while also completing your own set of goals in the process.

By focusing on the PLEASE portion enables the first start and reflects on one’s own health. Remember your own physical and mental health is of utmost importance! As such, focus on establishing your own set of scheduled do and don’t would be helpful for you.

You know yourself, just remember to take into consideration what is best for you. The second portion being MASTER allows you to build that sense of positivity to experience and create. Knowing what ticks, you at times is essential to help you take control of the situation and know what aspects of it or him/her you would like changed. Remember it’s a matter of practicing and having patience.

Orange County Health and Psychology Associates