3 New Year's Resolutions for your Mental Health and Overall Wellbeing
The new year brings new beginnings, a fresh chapter, and new year’s resolutions. As the new year unfolds, we all want to make positive changes in our lives but how can we make these changes last? This period provides an opportunity to carve a new path to say goodbye to old habits, problems, and difficulties; and say hello to greater personal wellness.
Something to remember is that the smallest things can make the biggest difference. “To improve is to change” (Winston Churchill, 1925). The new year should be all about making small improvements to your daily routine that can help you achieve big positive changes for your overall mental health and in turn physical health.
Here are some doable yet meaningful new year’s resolutions for your mental health and overall wellbeing that can help you start and continue into the new year on a positive note.
3 New Year Wellbeing Tips for your Mental Health:
1.Make Sleep A Priority:
Good quality sleep and sufficient sleep is one of the most important daily human processes. We must prioritize our sleep to function optimally. Sleep has a huge impact on our mental health, as sleep helps to repair and restore our brains, not just our bodies. Poor sleep habits have been linked to a variety of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and memory loss. Poor sleep can also physically compromise our immune system, cause weight gain, and even increase risk of heart disease and cancer.
Our New Year’s Resolution tip is to try to go to sleep a little bit earlier every night. This could be as simple as setting an alarm to wrap up what you are doing and to go to bed, or perhaps create an evening ritual. Evening rituals can help your body and mind decompress from a busy long day and help ease yourself into bedtime.
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2.Limit Your Screen Time:
Screens are everywhere, whether they are in our homes, bedrooms, offices, vehicles, pockets, and/or purses. It can sometimes feel impossible to avoid digital use and endless hours online, in the name of connecting, entertaining, and working. The amount of time we spend in front of a screen however can have detrimental effects to our mental health. In fact, research has shown that adults who use engage with screens for more than 6 hours per day were more likely to experience moderate to severe depression.
Our New Year’s Resolution tip is to be mindful of your screen time. Set some guides and rules for how you would like your relationship with technology to look. Although we can’t completely stop or reduce our screen time during work hours, be sure to emphasize the importance of digital breaks. These breaks could be getting up to pour yourself some water, doing a stretch, or our favourite taking a few minutes to do a simple meditation such as breathwork. We often forget the importance of being in the present in the moment and focusing on something as simple as our breathing. Breathwork helps reduce stress by invoking the body’s relaxation response and reducing blood pressure.
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3. Practice Self-Care:
The importance of self-care extends beyond physical by helping with your emotional and mental health as well. Self-care is part of the answer to how we can all better cope with daily stressors, and comes in a variety of forms. The first step to self-care is to be kind to yourself. Emotional self-care could be as simple as taking time to see a friend or lathering your skin in nourishing essential oils. Physical self-care could be choosing healthy and nourishing foods, and spiritual self-care could be spending time in nature. Did you know that being in Nature can improve your mental health? Most of us spend most of us spend our time at home or indoors that can perpetuate feelings of social isolation and leave you feeling down. Whereas being in nature has been proven to reduce anxiety, stress, depression, and improve your overall wellbeing.
Our New Year’s Resolution tip is to go outside for at least 15 minutes a day. Even if you have no green space around you, going outside, getting some fresh air can sometimes be more important for your mental health, than even the physical. Another great self-care practice for your body is to take better care of your skin. A skincare routine can help provide stability to your day and is a nice act of kindness to one of the largest organs on your body. In addition, to tigering a cascade of chemicals in your brain to boost your mood.
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