Dear Diary,

I’m feeling a little uninspired. Can you help?

Sure, I can help. What is your problem today? Please write it down.

Well, there is so much I want out of life. I feel I’m falling short. I often feel I’m not good enough. Can you tell me why I feel this way?

That’s a very good question. As your guide, I can help. First, you should know that your feelings are normal. They are nothing to be ashamed of. We all experience symptoms of malaise from time to time. Death of a loved one. Financial challenges. Relationship woes. Childhood traumas. The list goes on. Just be easier on yourself. Start with that. Especially on New Year’s Day when the race ahead seems daunting and the journey behind a little less than what you had hoped.