“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Lao Tzu
At the end of every year, people all over the world have one common practice. Setting New Year goals. While it may come easy for some, for others just the thought of having to set resolutions can be stressful. For those who are battling mental health issues, the ringing in of the New Year is often a hard time. While others celebrate the end of the year and are keen to discuss their resolutions, for people with mental illness, setting New Year resolutions by itself can be a daunting task.
So what is a resolution? The word Resolution means to abide by a decision of either doing or avoiding something to bring a change in our lifestyle. Resolutions are goals which a person may want to accomplish over a short period of time or over years. Resolutions brings a sense of purpose, and completing them brings a sense of achievement. The key to resolutions is not to set big goals, but rather smaller goals that can be achieved on a day to day basis. Here are some goals that work well in increasing our mental well-being. You can either choose to do all every day or assign one task per day.
Remember these are your goals. If you don’t feel like achieving them, you don’t have to. If at any point it seems too much of an uphill task, don’t hesitate to alter your list of resolutions. Every day is a new beginning.
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