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3 New Years Resolution Ideas

2o17 is coming to an end.  Are you looking for some new years resolutions to brighten your 2018?  If so, continue reading this article.

Have A Balanced Lifestyle

One possible New Years Resolution is to have a balanced lifestyle.  This includes eating healthy, exercising, having hobbies, taking your medication, and going to therapy.  When you have balance in your life, your general mood improves.  You will feel more in control of your emotions and feel better, as well.

Realize You Do Not Have To Impress Anyone

In addition to having a balanced lifestyle, another possible resolution is to realize you do not have to impress anyone.  There is a huge stigma on mental illness.  Always remember that you do not have to impress anyone, especially if you suffer from mental illness.  It is important to remember to be yourself.  You are your own unique person.  You do not have to be special.  You do not have to be the most important person in the room.  Simply stated, be yourself.  People will appreciate you if you are yourself.  They will feel more comfortable around you if you are relaxed and are yourself.

Take Your Medication And Go To Therapy

In addition to having a balanced lifestyle and realizing you do not have to impress anyone, it is also important to take your medication and go to therapy.  Maintaining your mental health is quite essential whether or not you have Schizophrenia, Psychosis, or any other mental illness.  Do not skip your medication.  Take it daily.  Take it as prescribed by your doctor.  In addition to taking your medication, it is also important to go to therapy as prescribed by your therapist.  You do not have to go to therapy weekly.  Some people go to therapy on a needed basis.  What is important is that you take care of your mental health.  If you take care of your mental health, everything will fall into place more naturally.


To end this article, three possible New Years Resolutions have been mentioned.  They include: having a balanced lifestyle, realizing you do not have to impress anyone, in addition to taking your medication and going to therapy.  If you follow these three holiday resolutions, you will achieve a balanced lifestyle, will not feel the need to impress anyone but yourself, in addition to being mentally stable and healthy.  As a result, your mood will be stable.


3 New Years Resolution Ideas

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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Walters, L. (2017). 3 New Years Resolution Ideas. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 14, 2020, from


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