Positive ‘New Year resolutions’
IT’S almost January, 2015 and here we are at the start of another new year. What is 2015 going to bring for you? What do you really need and what do you want? Are you tired of feeling lonely or isolated or bored? Do you suffer or have you suffered from depression, anxiety or stress? Do you want to make a difference for yourself this year? Do you know something is wrong, but you’re not sure what is really troubling you?
A lot of questions and they are all about you. Many of us make ‘New Year resolutions’ but what are they? This year why not do something new? We all have problems from time to time, but it’s how we cope with them that will determine the outcome and whether it becomes a bigger issue or even a crisis.
So, why not change a habit, for example. We can have good habits or habits that are not healthy or cause us to become bored. We might spend a lot of time looking at TV…. in moderation it’s ok but to allow it to be the only thing we have an interest in isn’t good. Maybe this year you could take up a hobby, something from which you get pleasure that makes you feel good. Alternatively, you might want to drop kick an interest you no longer enjoy. Our shoes aren’t the only things we grow out of!!
On my website you will find lots of readings to help with different aspects of mental health, but most important initially is an understanding and awareness of mental health. Remember each of us is responsible for looking after our mental health and that includes asking for help if needed. A valued friendship is often a wonderful support.
I mentioned balance before and would like to emphasise how important it is. To get a better idea of ‘ balance’ visit the website (details below) and practice gratitude and hope, be determined and not deterred and even if you take five steps forward and one back…. you’ve still made progress… positive rather than negative. Remember learning living skills is for life, not a quick fix.
A thought: Always have a goal - something to work for. Your aim is to reach it and your hope is to score! Have a good day. De-cluttering physically or mentally is progress. You can see more clearly where you’re going or what you want to do. So get going! Good luck
For more ideas on how to care for your mental health go to www.positivemindchange.ie For information on talks and workshops in 2015, call Maurene on 087 7145658 or e-mail email@example.com
We all have problems from time to time, but it’s how we cope with them that will determine the outcome and whether it becomes a bigger issue or even a crisis.