New Year’s gifts of mind

It’s been a fabulous privilege over the year to be able to write and share some of my views informed by children, parents, adults and families who come and see me in my clinic and psychological research.

It’s been a fabulous privilege over the year to be able to write and share some of my views informed by children, parents, adults and families who come and see me in my clinic and psychological research.

By Operation Transformation’s Dr Eddie Murphy

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We have looked at many things this year; hope, optimism managing negative emotions – panic, fear, sadness, anger etc. Most of all, I hope to have shared with you ideas for managing your thoughts, feelings, actions and relationships.

My key point is that you can manage these things most often without resorting to things outside of yourself – alcohol, medications, and other people. It’s you that makes your future. I think the most important theme I have encouraged is to become your “real self”.

Abandon the “front” or the false self that people put on for others as this sucks the life and energy out of you. To become your real self I offer these gifts from me to you.

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20 New Year’s Gifts

1.Have a vision for your life

2.Speak less. Listen more

3.Know the 5 highest priori ties in your life

4.Eat Less Food

5.Find More Heroes

6.Be a Hero to someone

7.Smile at stranger

8.Get into Shape. Regardless of age or mobility getting to your absolute best physical condition will create explosive energy, renew your focus and multiply your creativity.

9.Don’s settle for anything less than excellence

10.Walk, Run, Jog or cycle in the woods

11.Forgive those who have wronged you

12.Create unforgettable moments with those you love

13.Pursue your dreams

14.Don’t give up

15.Shift from being busy to achieving results

16.Be the best person you know.

17.Be passionate

18.Be authentic

19.Make your life matter

20.Become and embrace your “Real Self”

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Dr Eddie Murphy runs a psychology and counselling practice in Portarlington, helping with panic attacks, anxiety, anger, depression, PTSD, etc for children, adults and families. Call 087 1302899 or visit www.dreddiemurphy.ie

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As well as his counselling practice, Dr Eddie does talks, training and workshops for school, community, voluntary, sporting and work groups. Call 087 1302899 or visit www.dreddiemurphy.ie