Mental health and self-care have become increasingly important over the past few years. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the impact that health and mindset have on our general well-being and ability to cope. For many, with a new year comes renewed hope and a chance for new beginnings. Yet the new year's resolutions to take better care of ourselves seem to taper off after a month or two.
Sustained, long-lasting behavioral change comes from a mindset that is grounded in meaning and discipline. In order to attach meaning to positive lifestyle changes, ask yourself where your need for change comes from and what makes self-care important to you. If your motivation for self-care is rooted in external validation, it might be more challenging to create meaning. To become disciplined, build on self-esteem and self-worth in order to commit to yourself daily through new healthy habits.
Here are a few tips on maintaining the changes and focusing on self-care:
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Posted by Dave Blakey