New Year, New Beginnings
At the start of every new year, there is an opportunity to start a new chapter in your life. A new beginning provides the chance to create new memories, new traditions, and new habits. Many people establish a list of resolutions that promote healthy lifestyle changes; however, they are often difficult to maintain throughout an entire year. Lifestyle changes take time and patience. That is why it is essential to make your resolutions measurable and attainable.
When you are in recovery, one of the most common resolutions is to maintain sobriety. There are many habits to incorporate into your daily routine to help you achieve that goal throughout the new year! Here are a few to consider trying:
There are many benefits of journaling, and this hobby can be as long or short as you want it to be! Starting your day with 15 minutes of intentional journaling is known to reduce your stress levels and improve your memory. It also is a great way to hold you accountable for achieving your goals and tracking your progress and growth.
Dedicating your time to a cause you are passionate about is a great hobby to incorporate into your routine. Whether you choose to volunteer once a week or once a month, paying it forward is always a rewarding experience.
Setting boundaries is a difficult skill, but one that will help improve your self-esteem and ensure that you are meeting your own needs. Work on this skill throughout the new year to develop a stronger sense of independence and spend more time doing things you love.
Limit Time on Social Media
Social media is a great tool for connection and communication. However, it can also have a negative impact on your mental health. In order to prevent yourself from comparing your life to others, schedule a set time to scroll on your favorite apps and limit yourself to just that time frame. This will open up more time on your schedule to focus on things that bring you joy.
Get Treatment at Mount Sinai Wellness Center
There is no better time to prioritize your health and seek treatment than at the start of the new year. At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we keep our patients busy with a full schedule from sunup to sundown. Between therapy, group programming, and therapeutic activities, there are plenty of opportunities to build effective strategies to find the peace of mind you deserve.
Contact our compassionate team by calling (800) 353-4673 or reaching out online to start your journey today.