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.

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.

Mother and Daughter talking about mental health

Teaching Children About the Importance of Mental Health

There’s no guidebook or set directions to raising kids, and it is certainly no easy feat. Parents always do the best they can teaching kids about the rules of society, such as sharing toys and completing chores to build responsibility, but being human doesn’t end there. As parents teach their kids about the importance of being active and eating healthy, it’s also important to realize that we consume a lot more than just food. We consume information and everything around us, and with technology and social media, kids are being fed a lot these days. Now more than ever it’s important to teach kids about the importance of mental health and how to handle the emotions that come with being human.

Strategies for Coping with the End of Quarantine

As the Lehigh Valley transitions into the green phase and businesses begin to open back up and lessen restrictions that were placed amid COVID, many people will be eager to resume their “normal” lives. However, there will also be some individuals who will be apprehensive and fear leaving their home and returning to a social lifestyle following months of quarantine.