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Mental Health Resolutions for the New Year

Not all New Year resolutions focus on finances, weight, and general health, some extend to mental health as well. Below are some mental health resolutions that are solid goals for not only this year, but every year.

1. I will commit myself to being physically active each day. Studies show that there is a strong link between mental and physical health.

2. I will learn to relax and enjoy life. I will commit myself to carving out some time each day to “shutting down” and doing something for myself that helps me rest and research my mental and emotional batteries.

3. I will diligently speak nicely about myself and treat myself with respect. Good things begin from within, and a positive outlook on ourselves is a key to attracting more positivity into our lives.

4. I won’t be too hard on myself. I will remind myself daily that as a human, I will make mistakes or miss goals, and that is okay. What is important is going forward in these situations in a positive manner.

5. I will stay mindful in the moment. I won’t dwell too much on the past or spend too much time fixating on the future. I will remember to live in the here and now and enjoy what life has to offer.

6. I will act instead of reacting. Rather than allowing myself to get caught up in reacting to the actions of others that push my buttons, I will be prepared with a mental list of disarming statements to counteract the negative statements of others.

7. I will not allow myself to be defined by a label. Instead of thinking and speaking of myself as overweight, anxious, depressed, etc.. I will say instead “I have depression and today I will exercise to help manage that.”

8. I will strive to become the person I want to be. I will view life as a journey full of adventures rather than a series of obstacles I have to overcome. I will enjoy the ride that life is, rather than focusing on the bumps in the road.

Always remember that you are worth it and worthy. Cheers to a year of growth!

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