Mind Your MENTAL Health

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For many, the holidays can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed,  out-of-sorts, and even depressed. Make sure you take time to mind your mental health – small steps can help you now and in the future.  

TIME for YOU
We generally have many responsibilities – work, home, children, finances, etc. Intentionally carving a little time out of your day for YOU, can help your overall health and well-being, even if only for 10 minutes a day. You could start with setting a daily intention, a note of gratitude, resting or stretching, writing down goals, a brisk walk, or enjoying a cup of tea in solitude. Whatever feels right and easy for you is the best way to begin.

HEALTHY Eating
Keeping your body healthy during the holidays can help your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Although the holidays are notorious for the overindulgence of sweet treats, fatty foods, and alcohol, you can make a commitment to limit consumption and challenge yourself to make delicious, healthier meals, snacks,
and drinks. Try Pinterest for recipe ideas.

Change HABITS
Make a decision to do things differently, like starting the day with a healthy breakfast or getting a good night’s sleep. Take a break from your phone and engage in some kind of activity like walking, meditating, or creating crafts or art.

Get OUTSIDE
Take a mini-break outside to feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and alert. Try it when you are feeling down, stuck, or anxious. You may find that inspiration strikes or that you come up with creative solutions to some of your life’s challenges… or you may just enjoy the fresh air.

Take realistic, achievable actions. If you start slowly, you will build healthy habits that will build positive momentum for the New Year ahead.

 

Click to Read the Job Seeker Magazine – December 2022 “Health and Holidays”.