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3 Possible New Years Goals For Those With Schizophrenia

It is that time of year.  It is that time of year to establish New Years Goals.  Why do I say New Years Goals and not New Years Resolutions?  Well, New Years Goals are measurable and New Years Resolutions are not.  You can be specific with goals.  Therefore, do you have Schizophrenia?  This article will describe three New Years Goals for individuals with Schizophrenia.

Take Your Medication

The first possible New Years Resolution is to take your medication.  It is important to take your medication as prescribed by your doctor, whether that means in the morning or at night or both the morning and night.  Taking your medication will prevent your symptoms from increasing,whether it is your delusions or hallucinations or both.

Attend Therapy

In addition to taking your medication, it is important to attend therapy.  This therapy can be either individual or group therapy.  In addition, it is important to not skip therapy sessions.  Therapy is a commitment that you have to abide by.  You may not want to go to every therapy sessions.  However, it is important to abide by your treatment regime.  This will help eliminate your symptoms.  You will also feel better too.

Exercise Daily

In addition to taking your medication and attending therapy, it is essential to exercise daily.  You do not have to run a marathon to experience the benefits of exercise.  Simply stated, you can go for a thirty minute walk or a 10 minute run.  Even better, if you like to go to the gym you can also do that too.  Run on the treadmill if you do not like to run outdoors.  In addition if you do not like to run on the treadmill, you can also walk on the treadmill.  You can also lift weights at the gym.

Conclusion

To end this article, three New Years Goals have been mentioned.  They include: take your medication, attend therapy, in addition to exercise daily.  It is important to take your medication daily.  If you have to take medication in the morning and at night, do this.  It will improve your mental health.  In addition, attend therapy.  If you have to attend individual therapy attend it.  If you have to attend group therapy, attend it.  In addition to taking your medication and attending therapy whether it is group therapy or individual therapy, it is also important to exercise daily.  With that said, go for a walk or a run.

 

 

3 Possible New Years Goals For Those With Schizophrenia

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. (2018). 3 Possible New Years Goals For Those With Schizophrenia. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 19, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychosis/2018/01/3-possible-new-years-goals-for-those-with-schizophrenia/

 

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 8 Jan 2018
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