New Year, New Mindset
Now that the excitement and chaos of the holidays are almost over, it's time to get back into the swing of things. Even though the New Year doesn't actually mean a new start, it is a symbol of change. That's why so many people try to "reset" some of their bad habits.
Mental health or mindful, resolutions can improve your outlook toward life and its events. If you've never tried working on your mindset as your New Years' Resolution, this would be a good year to try!
Say "thank you" more often. Showing thankfulness is a great way to acknowledge to yourself and others that you appreciate something.
Be more present. Try to consciously stay in the moment. This could mean being in the moment with your own thoughts or it could mean actively listening when talking to a friend. Being present basically means being aware of your surroundings, environment, and headspace.
Engage in your simple pleasure more often. Taking time for yourself is also beneficial to your mental health. This could be engaging in a hobby or an activity that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. For example, simple pleasures could be reading a book, watching a movie, baking a dessert--anything that can be done in solitude.
Work on your relationships. Don't neglect your relationships with your friends and family. Make a conscious effort to reach out and keep up with people who are important to you.
Work on your sleep. If you're not a great sleeper, try coming up with a nighttime routine that allows you to get in bed earlier and feel more relaxed.
Limit your time on social media. By now, I think we all know that social media isn't the best thing for us. A good mental health goal could be to cut down on social media usage.