There’s a lot of hum around the New Year! Some get hyped about a new workout regimen they want to include in their day. Some focus on creating a vision board – a true picture of the goals they want to achieve. But for others, a New Year can also be a source of stress and anxiety. Perhaps it’s the pressure of what is to come, or a fear of the unknown that comes with a New Year.
Here are a few ways we suggest taking a new look at the New Year:
- Rather than looking at what you need to tackle, begin your year by reflecting on what you have accomplished in the past year. Success breeds success.
- If you are setting health goals, consider taking a more holistic approach, remembering that your mind and body are connected. For example, if you want to tackle something physical (ie: lose 10 lbs), make sure to balance that with something focused on mental health (ie: meditate 5 minutes every morning). Giving attention to your mental health will benefit your physical health!
- Consider making mental health goals. What does that look like?
- Incorporating mindfulness into your day
- Developing 3-5 coping mechanisms that bring you peace when you get stressed. Some ideas include reading, painting, listening to music, going for a walk
- Spending 3 minutes each morning journaling, to start your day with intentionality
While it’s completely normal to feel anxious about a New Year, there are tactics you can incorporate to set yourself up for success. Sometimes, it just takes looking at it from a different perspective and trying a new approach. Remember to celebrate the wins (big and little), and make your mental health a priority.