They say the only constant is change. That old adage holds special meaning at Southshore Physical Therapy where we each take a moment to sum up our resolutions for the coming year in one word. But we don’t just talk about our resolutions here at the clinic. Like last year, we wear them (literally!) on our wrists every single day as a reminder to stay on track … thanks to the creative team at myintent.org.

According to the New York Times, the best way to make (and keep) your New Year’s resolutions is to be sure they’re S-M-A-R-T:

Specific. Instead of “I want to exercise more,” try “I want to go to the gym for an hour three times a week.”

Measurable. Instead of “I want to save money,” try setting a designated amount aside in an account each month and watching your efforts grow.

Achievable. Instead of “I want to be fluent in Spanish by the end of the year,” try taking a course organized into levels and decide what level you can realistically reach in 12 months.

Relevant. Instead of choosing a resolution suggested by a spouse or friend (such as losing weight), try setting a goal that is important to you personally (fitting into your favorite jeans again). Making your resolution your own will help keep you on task.

Time-bound. Is a year enough time to accomplish your goal? If you try to do it too quickly, you’re more likely to fall short. Give yourself the time you need to get to the finish line. And remember to celebrate all the mile markers along the way.

Want to see what 2023 has in store for your Southshore crew? We invite you to take a look at our plans for the coming year.


What about you? If you could sum up your 2023 resolutions in one word, what would it be?

Southshore Physical Therapy, Metairie Louisiana, Christmas party 2022, full staff

Happy New Year from Southshore Physical Therapy!

Michele Robert Poche & Vivien Poche