It’s almost that time of the year again when you make resolutions you probably don’t keep. Maybe 2023 won’t be all that different, but here’s a good chance for you to make a change you may follow through with. Resolutions that are personal and simple are the key to make it work. Now more than ever, self care is as important as can be. So, here are some self care resolutions that you’ll actually want to keep.
A Good Night’s Sleep
Write It All Down
In a world that’s so fast paced and constantly evolving, it’s difficult to keep up. Try making a resolution to write down what you’re feeling or what you’re grateful for. This doesn’t have to be everyday and it doesn’t have to be an essay. Resolutions that are easy to maintain are easy to follow through.
You can choose to journal once a week and make it a time of introspection, or you can just take out five minutes on the weekend and write down bullet points. Whatever suits your style. Make sure this is a relaxing activity, don’t force yourself to write things just because you have to.
Being mindful doesn’t necessarily mean meditating or doing yoga. You can practice mindfulness in different ways. If you struggle with impulsive shopping, you can incorporate mindfulness there. If you find it hard to be environmentally conscious, you can incorporate mindfulness there.
There are so many ways to go about it. Mindfulness is all about taking a moment and thinking things through. When you’re buying something impulsively, take a moment and ask yourself if you really need it. When you’re opting for plastic objects, ask yourself if there are better alternatives. Mindfulness is an easy habit to inculcate, once you move past the first few weeks.
Time For Therapy
We can’t talk about self care without mentioning some good old therapy. Now, this may not be everyone’s cup of tea but is always worth trying. Resources for therapy are endless now. Talking with a trained, unbiased professional can help your mental well-being even when you’re not quite in a bad place.You can choose online therapy, in person therapy or on call therapy.
Even once or twice a month can help you with your mental health. Most companies also offer assistance with therapy either through insurance or in-house therapists. Talking about the smallest things in your life can make a huge difference in the way you go about your day. This is an easy and super helpful resolution to keep all year long!
The More You Know
The most common new year’s resolution is to read more. While that’s a great resolution, most people find it quite difficult to keep. The reason people want to read more is to learn and gain more knowledge and there are so many other ways to do that! Reading can be a helpful resource to expand your knowledge but now, there are many more options that might be easier to keep up with.
You can choose to listen to a podcast about something you are interested in learning. Podcasts usually have short, easily-consumable episodes that can help you learn something new. Another option is to watch documentaries or youtube videos that teach you something new. These alternatives are easier to invest in, you can listen to them while you commute or work. Simple and easy to keep!
We hope you give these resolutions a chance, they’re bound to help you indulge in self care in a wholesome and easy way. Good luck!