How to Set Mental Health Goals for the New Year
Yes, it is December already and while you may be busy getting ready to celebrate Christmas and the holidays with your friends and family, it is also a good time to sit down and set some goals for the new year. Yes, you can definitely set some personal and business goals but today, what I want to talk about is setting mental health goals that will help you achieve those personal and professional goals as well.
Here are 4 Mental Health Resources to help you set mental health goals for a positive and successful New Year:
1. Be Specific with your mental health goals
One of the things that most of us do when setting mental health goals or any goals, for that matter, is describe them vaguely. Instead, one should try to be as specific and concrete as possible about the goal so that you can actually feel it, visualize it and see it happening.
2. Write Down Your Mental Health Goals on Paper
Our minds are like, little busy boxes. Always on the go, thinking, dreaming, hoping, worrying. Don’t make them do another task by keeping all your mental health goals in your head. Instead, write them down in a journal or notebook where you can see them everyday, cross them off once they’re reached and keep your focus strong.
3. Carve Out Time for Reflection and Introspection
Goals often fall by the wayside because we don’t spend enough time thinking about how we’re doing with them. Sure, when we start off, we’re all fired up and excited. But then, the everyday routine of life steps in and we forget to check in with our goals and how we’re doing with.
Carving out 10 minutes a day to spend in reflection and to see whether or not your actions are supporting your mental health goals can make a big difference.
4. Stay Accountable and Focused
Finally, goals are met best when you’re focused on them. Keep the focus high by getting accountable. Invest in Mental Health Resources like an accountability partner or a mastermind group or download a mindset app to help you stay on track with your goals. Doing so will again help you check in with your goals and see whether or not your actions are supporting what you intend to do.