mental health resolutions
Dec 24, 2022
We are entering that time of the year where we all start off wanting better for ourselves, and we make resolutions to do better in the coming days, weeks and months. According to google, 96% of all New years resolutions fail.
Let's try to do things a little differently this year... instead of setting unobtainable HUGE goals, start small and morph the goals to fit your personal growth.
Join a group! Get out and do more to help others, and you will find your mental health likely will make strides as well.
Volunteer! Give back, pay it forward...
Improve sleeping habits. Set yourself up better to get quality sleep.
Spend more time with loved ones. Time flies, don't wait until it's too late. None of us know how much time we actually have.
Clean out. Get rid of clutter and simplify your life a little.
Get away. Even a few days away from home will do you a world of good. A full blown vacation is AWESOME, but in today's economy, it might be hard to do. Take a few days in a place a few hours away from home.
Unplug. Set aside a little time each week to get away from the computers, phones, TVs... Get out and take in nature. Read a book.
Say NO! Saying “no” is an important skill to learn. By limiting the commitments you say “yes” to, you can better utilize your time for things you enjoy.
Ask for help. Asking for help when you need it can greatly reduce the amount of stress you have when dealing with big tasks.
Practice Gratitude. It can be easy to hold on to things that you feel aren’t going right in life. However, focusing on and having gratitude for the good things in your life can change your overall perspective from negative to positive.
Treat yourself. Treating yourself to a special item or experience can act as a positive reinforcement for hard work and help motivate you to keep pushing toward your next goal.
Stay hydrated!!! This means drinking water, kids!