When it comes to the new year, we have a long list of things to do, including making invitations, decorating, cooking delicious food, making resolutions, and purchasing new year’s gifts for everyone we care about. Amidst all this, we miss out on the most important part of our body the mind. We neglect our mental health, which requires the maximum attention from us.
This new year, try doing something special for yourself. Give yourself a new year gift that brings peace and mindfulness. Make resolutions that will have an impact and improve your mental health. If you are confused about how to initiate this- we are here to help you through it. Here is a list of New Year’s resolutions for your happy state of mind and well-being. Read on.
A healthy Mind Leads To Healthy Life
It is a well-known fact that when you take care of your mind, your health automatically improves. Nowadays, with so many distractions going on around us, it has become very difficult to focus on ourselves. With the onset of the new year, try looking for ways that lead towards making your mind healthy. Take out time from your busy schedule, go on a retreat or an excursion, and spend time in the green, lush valleys and plains.
Be In Sync With Yourself
This new year, try to reconnect with yourself. With multiple social media platforms nowadays, we try to be in contact with everyone around us, but when it comes to understanding or connecting with ourselves, we are out of sync. When you are emotionally and mentally in contact with yourself- you feel more at peace and more connected with yourself. Try practicing mindfulness- do yoga, meditation, and other breathing exercises because they help you stay in contact with yourself.
Cut Down On Your Social Media Time
We use social media to cut ourselves off from the monotony of our daily lives. We get so addicted to our phones that we end up forgetting we have a life outside it. More than reducing our stress, social media platforms end up increasing it. We start comparing our life with the filtered and painted lives of the people in the pictures. All we get to see are glamorized images of happy people. Try cutting down on the use of social media because we start comparing our lives with the fake people out there.
As human beings, we are in the habit of crying for what we don’t have instead of being grateful for what we do have. We should be grateful for what we have in our lives. This new year, grab the opportunity to write about three things – you are grateful in your life. It can be a major or a minor incident or people you meet everyday or the security person at the door wishing you morning. There are innumerable ways to be happy and to find happiness even in the most dull moments. Don’t forget to count your blessings, because for many people, what you already have is a privilege.
Journaling helps you to think clearly about your objectives and goals in life. They help you declutter your mind by helping you prioritize what is important to you. This new year, make a resolution to journal all 365 days of the year. You can use it to plan a day in advance. When you write, it helps your overthinking mind to get some rest. If you deal with anxiety, journaling can help. You can also get a journal as a new year gift for girlfriend if she keeps on missing out on important things everyday.
Walk That Mile
As they say, walking for at least 45 minutes can keep your heart healthy. With a sedentary lifestyle, we are becoming more susceptible to health disorders like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, etc. Take out some time before hitting the gym or going to your workplace—go for a walk or stretch yourself. We feel active and refreshed for the entire day.
Be In Touch With People Who Matter
With passing time, all of us get busy in life with family, work, and other priorities. We lose touch with our friends and those who have stood by us through the years. During this new year, try connecting with all your friends with whom you haven’t spoken or met in ages. Find them on social media or in your contact list and catch up with them. What could be a better way to start the new year than reconnecting with your friends. Go back to your school and college days and reminisce about the good old, golden days of your life. This is the most expensive new year’s gift you can give yourself. Visit here for more celebration ideas.