Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, of our Northwest Clinic, recently appeared on WOTV 4 Women’s Maranda Where You Live to offer insights and inspiration on how start the new year with our best foot forward.
“I think we’ll be focusing on internal peace, rest and rejuvenation,” says LeJeune, who acknowledges that our approach to resolutions will look very different this year considering the difficult challenges we all faced in 2020.
To help make getting through this time of continued uncertainty, LeJeune recommends that we focus on the things we can control, such as:
- Waking up and going to bed at consistent times.
- Establishing a solid morning routine for ourselves and our kids
- Simplifying all those home-prepared meals
Talking to our kids about what to expect in the coming year is also very important. With milestone occasions such as proms, graduations and college likely to continue experiencing disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LeJeune stresses the importance of sharing messages of hope and support with our kids.
“This year might not look like what we thought, but we’ll make it through.”
Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, is a fully licensed clinician social worker at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University and her Master’s in Social Work with a Certificate in Disaster Mental Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. Her areas of interest include working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety and spiritual issues as well as family, child and women’s issues.