Determined to eat better, get more sleep, or quit smoking? While this is the time of year many people resolve to improve their physical health, prioritizing your mental health is just as valuable to your overall success. Deciding to improve your mental well being in 2019 will build the determination you need to succeed in all your other New Year efforts.
Make 2019 the year that you say “yes” to better your mental health. To help you get started, here are some mental and physical resolutions you could make today:
I will treat myself with respect.
Lead your life with honesty by taking this year to understand who you are and who you aren’t. Assess your talent and strengths, and work toward a life where you can harness those talents and build on those strengths. If Friday rolls around and your friends are wanting a night out, but you feel that a relaxing night in would serve you better, treat yourself well and give your body and mind the break it needs.
I will learn to say no and to define my own boundaries.
Let this be the year that you take active control of setting your healthy boundaries. Giving other people too much control of our lives both at work and in relationships can be damaging in the long run. While many do have good intentions, take any advice you receive with a grain of salt. Assess the truth for yourself, and never compromise your character for someone else.
I will practice gratitude.
Grateful people experience improved mood and reduced stress, higher self-esteem, stronger relationships, and even deal with less physical pain, research has proven. This shift begins when a person chooses to exchange self-pity for gratitude. A simple way to start taking advantage of these scientifically proven benefits is to start a gratitude journal. Take time every day to acknowledge all that there is to be thankful for, and you will be well on your way to a happier life.
I will take active steps to better my mental health.
To make a big impact on your mental health this year, you must take action. However, New Year Resolutions can be hard to stick to without a clear plan for success. If the thought of trying to accomplish this alone feels overwhelming, mental care physicians at the Holiner Group are ready to help you make your New Year resolutions a reality.
Make this year different by holding yourself accountable. Reach out to our mental health care physicians in Dallas and Mckinney to schedule an appointment today.