Healthy New Year’s Resolutions to Promote Mental Healing

  • Posted at Dec 28, 2021
  • Written by Rebecca
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions to Promote Mental Healing

New year’s resolutions are hard to keep. But, they’re meaningful if they are realistic and are applied to reach a sustainable and healthy goal. Some of the best new year’s resolutions one can set are those that are to maintain a healthy mental state. These goals can be manageable and help with meeting an end goal of obtaining mental wellbeing that lasts a lifetime. So, if you’re wondering about some healthy new year’s resolutions you can be making, consider setting some that are geared toward promoting your mental health.

Set a Goal to Get More Sleep and Stick to Methods of Meeting This Goal

Sleep is important for maintaining mental health as it affects mood regulation and management. So, a person who gets more and better quality of sleep has better control of their emotions. To get better and more sleep, there are a few things you can do. First, you can set an alarm clock that tells you when you can start getting ready for bed at the same time each night. This will help you to understand when it’s time to wind down for the night.

Once you’re in bed, steer clear of any screen time as this can help you to prepare your body and mind for sleep. If you stay active on your phone or watching TV, you’re less likely to fall asleep quicker. Finally, set the mood for sleep to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Do this by making your sleeping space feel safe and comfortable, whatever that means for you. Get a cozy comforter, set the temperature how you like, and turn off the lights. When you give yourself a safe and comfortable space to sleep, your mind and body will more likely adapt to sleeping faster and longer.

Don’t Skip Self-Care and Make it a Priority

Self-care is the act of taking care of your mental health by taking care of yourself. There are many forms of self-care. Sticking to a routine and implementing self-care activities can help people living with mental health issues stay on the path to meeting their mental health goals. Some types of self-care can include:

  • exercising routinely to improve self-confidence and endorphin production (which can help with mood regulation)
  • eating healthy meals to improve bodily functioning and brain chemical production (which can help to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression)
  • practice mindfulness activities like yoga and meditation (this can help to reduce stress and anxiety and promote the focus on present mental health goals)

Take a Social Media Break for a Set Amount of Time

Sometimes, taking a step away from social media and all of its influence can help with mental healing. This is because social media often has a negative impact on how we feel. Stepping away from social media, even for a short period of time, can help to reduce levels of stress and anxiety. This is because it takes your mind away from focusing on negative things that social media can shine a light on. Rather than spending time on social media, take this time to work on your own goals, what makes you happy, and being with the people you love.

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