YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND YOU
Have you made progress in achieving all you had set out to do at the start of the year?
Where are my manners? Happy new month!!! It’s the third month. Are you still motivated to carry on with your new year resolutions, or did you drop them 24 – 48 hours after the first second of the new year?
We all feel the need to make impactful changes and the pressure to attain a new level in different areas of our lives reaches an all-time high during the personal, albeit ‘supposed end of year review’. For some, this happens every December. This leads to an attempt to make hasty and unplanned new year resolutions. This pressure, in addition to the unrealistic nature of these resolutions, can lead to depression.
Take care of your mental health to avoid depression
Depression is a silent killer. This isn’t a news flash to some, but if you don’t know, it’s important you know in order to take care of your mental state.
It’s essential to be realistic while setting resolutions. This is partially easy for realists but not easy for idealist.
An Idealist can decide to grow a third hand before the start of the sixth month of the new year, just because he/she believes strongly in diligence and hard work.
A realist will know that it’s not physically possible to grow a third hand,, so they set realistic principles and goals to maintain a hardworking lifestyle.
Idealist or realist, the target or resolution should be realistic.
Learning to set realistic goals and then taking smaller and more achievable steps towards your goals, will give you a greater chance of success.
I have always made resolutions, though unrealistic, for the past seven years and I discovered that my chances of success dwindled each year.
I hardly made progress and it led to burnout which led to depression.
Being under excessive pressure leads to burnout
Your mental health is your responsibility, not your village people’s. Anyway, your village people are always available to help when you can’t help yourself. If you don’t get it…
Here is a list of self-care strategies that you can use for your mental health.
- Make time for self-care.
- Be kind to yourself.
- Make sleep a priority.
- Limit your screen time.
- Learn more about mental health.
Your mental health is your responsibility. Take care of it.
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