4 Easily-Attainable New Year’s Resolutions That Will Benefit Your Mental Health

As cliche as it may be, many of us still make New Year’s Resolutions each and every year, only to be hit with self-doubt and crippling disappointment. Often, this is because we are setting the bar too high for ourselves, and thinking about how we appear to others rather than how we appear to ourselves. One of the best things you can do for your mental health as we ring in 2021, is set some resolutions that focus on mental wellness. Courtesy of Lehigh Center for Clinical Research, here are four easily-attainable New Year’s resolutions that will benefit your mental health.

Holiday Depression

Surviving the Season: How to Manage Mental Health During the Holidays

Holiday stress can be a serious concern for many of us in any given year, but especially in 2020. It’s no secret this year has been both chaotic and isolating. Unfortunately, the year-end festivities can compound this. That said, keeping a firm control over your emotional well-being at this time can be a very good thing. Fortunately, there are many ways to go about doing this. Check out these ways to manage your mental health when holiday depression begins to set in.

Person Erasing "Bad Habits" on Chalkboard

How To Break Bad Habits and Truly Start Living

Is there anything more human than our attraction to familiarity and routine? For many of us, habits can be a good thing. Take driving to work for example. After some repetition, you no longer half wonder where you should turn or which exit to take, because taking that route has become habitual. This is the same argument that many people have when it comes to healthy eating and exercise. After a while, you get used to it.

Firefighters in the City

PTSD in First Responders — Help for America’s Heroes

Confronting an open shooter, running into a burning building, or rushing to aid those injured in such attacks all sound like unsettling situations for most, but for America’s first responders, it’s another day on the job. While America’s heroes are trained to handle such daunting and dangerous situations, they are still human beings experiencing traumatic situations. It’s no wonder our first responders experience a higher rate of PTSD and depression compared to other professions.