Happy New Year 2022 – Occupational Therapy

We’re in 2022. It’s the year of the tiger, my zodiac animal!

Everyone is going to have a tough remembering to write or the ‘2’ instead of ‘1’. I know I will.

Setting Goals

Whether for yourself, your family, friends, or your patients and clients, setting hopeful goals is a good start for the new year. As always remember to set goals that are meaningful, realistic, attainable, and measurable. With the pandemic going on, I like to add safe as well. Every choice we make now has its own degree of risk dependent on environmental factors, societal factors, your strengths, weaknesses, and more. Remember that everyone perceives their own risk differently based on their own beliefs, habits, culture, anxieties, even socioeconomic status.

Most people want to get back on track with their health and wellness. And this is a good thing. Memes and thoughts of gyms being very busy come to mind. With the pandemic, many people may opt to work out at home or outside the gym instead. This is no stranger to OT as we often give home exercise plans to our patients.

Your Goals?

What are some of your goals? Or better yet, what have you been wanting to do but never seem to have the time to?

  • Are you trying to become an occupational therapist?
  • Are you trying to survive OT school?
  • Are you trying to pass the NBCOT exam?
  • Are you trying to get a new OT job?
  • Are you trying to switch OT jobs or settings?
  • Are you hoping to become a better therapist?
  • Are you trying to make more money?
  • Are you trying to maintain or improve your relationships?
  • Are you trying to love yourself more?
  • Are you trying to love someone else more?
  • Are you just trying to survive in general?
  • Are you hoping to be happier? Healthy?

You can attain these or reach these goals! Many of these in this year 2022!

I hope to create more content to motivate and help you achieve some of these goals.

Goals for OT Dude

I will continue to primarily create quality content in the form of blog posts on this website. There are many new interesting studies to discuss and share with occupational therapy both from the OT world as well as other disciplines. Many of you have asked very interesting questions that are great ideas for me to research and share with you all as well.

From my family to you and yours – wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 2022!




Jeff is a licensed occupational therapist and lead content creator for OT Dude. He covers all things occupational therapy as well as other topics including healthcare, wellness, mental health, technology, science, sociology, and philosophy. Buy me a Coffee on Venmo.