The beginning of a new year means fresh starts and focusing on our goals. And while it’s true that making resolutions can be stressful and lead to disappointment, setting realistic short-term and long-term goals can be very beneficial. Whether or not you’re in treatment at a counseling center, making mental health resolutions is just as important as setting goals for your physical health. Here are five mental health resolutions to make in 2014:
1. Acknowledge and accept that you are a work in progress. No one is perfect!
2. Be thankful. No matter how bad a situation may be, there are always things to be grateful for in life. Being thankful for the good things will help you keep a positive mindset which will lead to better mental health.
3. Give back. Do something nice for others. This could be volunteering, making regular charitable donations or using your talents to help others.
4. Know that you are not alone. If you are struggling, reach out to those who can help. Group therapy and women’s group sessions can improve your mental health and your spirits.
5. Make time to nurture yourself. No matter how busy work gets or how quickly your social calendar fills, resolve to take time to relax and recharge.
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