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Building Resilience: How to Embrace Rolling Goals for Mental Well-being

Building resilience

In our journey towards enhanced mental well-being, the concept of rolling goals presents a refreshing alternative to traditional resolutions tied to specific times of the year. Rather than relying on the New Year as a catalyst, rolling goals focus on continual adaptation and progress. This approach to personal development allows individuals to navigate the complexities of life with flexibility and mindfulness.

Understanding Rolling Goals for Mental Well-being:

Rolling goals involve setting dynamic and adjustable objectives that can evolve alongside life's changing circumstances. Unlike fixed resolutions, rolling goals acknowledge the fluid nature of personal development, fostering a more sustainable and adaptive path to mental well-being.

Setting the Stage for Rolling Goals for Mental Well-being:

While rolling goals aren't tethered to the New Year, there are still valuable strategies for setting intentions and cultivating a positive mindset:

Take time to reflect on your recent experiences and accomplishments. Identify areas of growth and potential improvement. This reflection becomes the foundation for setting meaningful and realistic rolling goals.

2. Develop S.M.A.R.T. Objectives: Ensure your rolling goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.). Breaking down larger objectives into smaller, actionable steps facilitates measurable progress.

3. Embrace Positivity and Self-Compassion: Approach your goals with a positive mindset. Recognize that setbacks are a natural part of any journey and cultivate self- compassion. This approach fosters resilience and maintains motivation during challenging times.

4. Prioritize Ongoing Self-Care: Integrate self-care practices into your daily routine. Whether it's mindfulness exercises, regular physical activity, or nurturing healthy sleep habits, prioritizing self-care is crucial for sustained mental well-being.

5. Build a Support System: Share your rolling goals with trusted friends, family, or a therapist. Having a support system provides accountability and encouragement, creating a network of understanding during times of challenge.

6. Embrace Adaptability: Life is inherently unpredictable. Embrace adaptability by regularly reassessing and adjusting your rolling goals to align with your evolving needs and priorities.

Rolling goals offer a holistic and adaptive framework for cultivating mental well-being, detached from the constraints of specific resolutions tied to certain times of the year. By focusing on continual growth and adjustment, rolling goals empower individuals to navigate life's complexities with resilience and mindfulness, fostering a sustainable and fulfilling journey towards enhanced mental well-being.


About our Scarsdale EMDR Therapist Briana Collins

Scarsdale EMDR therapist

Briana Collins is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and EMDR trained therapist at Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling in Scarsdale, NY.


Briana is passionate about helping teenagers and women struggling with anxiety, life transitions, chronic pain & chronic illness, ADHD, gender identity and PTSD.

As an experienced trauma therapist, she has a special place in her heart for working with those in the LGBTQIA+ community.


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