New Year’s resolutions for mental health

New Year’s resolutions for mental health might even make it easier for you to keep the other resolutions you choose to make.

Here are a few to consider:

I will take action on my mental health. A therapist has tools for dealing with mental health issues effectively, and for personal growth and development, too. In fact, that regular appointment is one of the nicest things you can do for yourself.

I will be kind to myself. Does your self talk sound like something you would never say to the people you love? You don’t deserve that. Treat yourself with respect.

I will set healthy boundaries. Sometimes we give other people too much power in our lives. Letting our significant others, our kids, or our bosses make our lives more difficult can masquerade as kindness, but it’s not always good for us. Define your limits at work, at home, and in other relationships. Let this be the year you say so, directly and without anger.

I will exercise regularly. Does that sound like a physical health resolution? In fact, there is a lot of evidence that regular movement, especially outdoors, helps our mental health as well as our physical help. Put a daily walk, bike ride, or swim on your calendar and stick to it no matter what.

I will resist negative thinking. It’s easy for us to figure that positive attitudes and happy thoughts are wishful thinking and that negative thoughts are realistic and practical. Distracting ourselves with work, exercise, or a puzzle is a healthier choice.

Happy New Year!


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Cred: Psychology Associations


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