Mental Health

Head Into The New Year With Your Best Foot Forward

There are so many New Year's resolutions being thrown around in the media, most of which relate to losing weight or seeking out a gym membership. These kinds of goals aren’t going to improve your mental or physical wellbeing if you go about them in the wrong way, and there are many more worthwhile and beneficial resolutions which you could be considerably more interested in. The new decade should be about self care and confidence rather than following the masses to fit society’s general ideals! So, if you want to know more about how you can start the year off with your best foot forward in every sense, then read on to uncover the greatest ideas that you can make the most of today to feel amazing. - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon
Written by Channon Gray

There are so many New Year’s resolutions being thrown around in the media, most of which relate to losing weight or seeking out a gym membership. These kinds of goals aren’t going to improve your mental or physical wellbeing if you go about them in the wrong way, and there are many more worthwhile and beneficial resolutions which you could be considerably more interested in. The new decade should be about self care and confidence rather than following the masses to fit society’s general ideals! So, if you want to know more about how you can start the year off with your best foot forward in every sense, then read on to uncover the greatest ideas that you can make the most of today to feel amazing. 

Say No To Bad Habits 

The temptations that lay in wait for you to trip up and lose your willpower have a huge effect on the way that you feel both in your mind and body. Unfortunately it’s so difficult to escape from bad habits completely, as things like alcohol and junk food will always exist despite their lengthy negative side effects, so it has to be a change in your opinion instead.

Often it’s a hard process to break free from the cycle of reward and regret to see your self destructive behaviour from an outside perspective, but this is such an important step to take. You don’t have to go through your journey alone either, as you can seek out professional support from an organisation such as Help 4 Addiction to ensure that you have the highest chances of being successful in your venture. Replacing your bad habits with something more positive and beneficial will aid in distracting you from your old ways, so find out what activities are available in your local area that could spark your interest. 

Becoming Calm & Collected 

It would seem that a growing number of people within today’s society do not have the ability to control their anger and other similar emotions, and this can make for a very uncomfortable environment for those in the surrounding areas. Of course there are things that may aggravate you or cause you to feel emotional pain, but you simply cannot express yourself in such a way that other people do not want to spend time with you, neither is it a good idea to become isolated with your fury. Becoming a calm and collected individual is more achievable than you might think, as by dedicating yourself to a relaxing practice such as yoga or meditation, you can get the ball rolling in the right direction. Having a stress free approach to life will cause your positivity to spread and increase, as happiness has a knock on effect. 

Heading into the new year with your best foot forward has never been so easy when you are able to take advantage of the steps detailed above! Say no to your bad habits and become a calmer, more positive individual.

 

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About the author

Channon Gray

I'm Channon and yes, it's spelt wrong, but that is interesting right? I'm 23 years young. I like to write, create art and travel. Cornish bumpkin who studied in London then Cambridge. I'm now a Postgraduate Student, Stationery Addict and all-round Life Enthusiast.

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