The New Year is in full swing and it’s time to start thinking about ways to make 2017 your best year yet. It seems like physical health is a common desire of people year after year. It is important to remember that physical health impacts your mental health just as much as mental health influences your physical health.
Each year, countless people set goals to lose weight, eat better or exercise more. We challenge you to change it up this year; make a resolution to keep your mind in shape! We’ve gathered a list of New Year’s resolutions you can make to ensure a healthier mind, body, and spirit in 2017!
Get More Sleep
Sleep plays a key role in both physical and mental health. While you sleep, your body is not only resting but healing and repairing as well. Not getting enough sleep can lead to a higher risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and other chronic health problems. Sleep is also a key component in keeping your mind right. Those lacking sleep have a higher tendency to develop a mental illness. Getting enough sleep makes it possible for your brain to learn, solve problems and make decisions.
Meditation lets the mind relax. For a few moments, free your mind of all the stress, anger and commotion in your life. Meditation is about more than just relaxation. Meditation can reduce the production of stress-related chemicals and strengthen the immune system, aiding in the cure of the flu or the common cold.
Be Positive and Practice Acceptance
Simply believing in something can change the outcome of a situation. Negativity only adds to the stressors of difficult circumstances. When things don’t go your way, learn to accept the inevitable. There’s no reason to dwell on something that can no longer be changed. Put your energy into the present and focus on right now.
Manage Your Time
There are only so many hours in a day; how you spend them matters most. Dedicate your time to the most important things in your life. Time management helps you stay organized, complete tasks on time and get more accomplished. If done correctly, you will have more free time. It won’t create more hours in the day, but you will definitely make better use of the ones you have.
Seek Support From Others
Having friends or family that you can relate to and communicate with can improve overall health. As social circles become smaller and face-to-face communication decreases, we are losing a valuable connection that creates a sense of belonging for people. Friends can help you get through the hard times and will rise with you during the great times.
It is important to keep a good balance in your life between your physical and mental health. At PinDoctor, we believe you can live up to your fullest potential. We care about your overall happiness and want to support you in creating goals that will lead to a healthier mind, body, and spirit.
The New Year is like the next chapter in your book. You’re the author; create a better 2017 for yourself.