Monday, March 10, 2014
“Boy! I’ll be so glad when Spring gets here!” How many of us have heard that statement or have made that statement ourselves. It seems like it’s been a long Winter. But Spring’s Comin’!
“Boy! I’ll be so glad when Spring gets here!” How many of us have heard that statement or have made that statement ourselves. It seems like it’s been a long Winter. But Spring’s Comin’! The brown grass will begin to turn green. The brown leaves of fall will give way to new buds and green leaves. The bitter cold and howling wind will give way to warm temps and gentle breezes. Springtime is full of fresh starts and new beginnings, a time of renewal. So what better time than spring to give a little attention to renewing our mental health? Here are three suggestions for you:
- Create a to-do list: Instead of your common project list, create a list of things you want to achieve emotionally over the next few months. Include dreams—things you’ve always wanted to do– as well as long-term and short-term goals that are easily achievable. Perhaps you have wanted to reconnect with that old high school friend or maybe you wish you knew how to play the guitar. Put them on your list!
- Enhance your physical health: Physical wellness is an important part of sustaining mental well-being. Exercising and eating healthy are a big part of physical wellness but often are hard to incorporate in your routine. Try something simple like replacing soda and coffee with herbal teas, or eating a small portion of dark chocolate instead of a donut or other sugary snack.
- Renew your spirit: Meditation often lends itself to mental cleansing.. Reading an inspiring book. Taking just a few minutes each day to relax by yourself can make a huge difference and reduce negative energy and thoughts that may be consuming your day.
Remember, if you or a loved one is struggling with emotional issues, you have a caring person just a phone call away. Give us, at New Hope, a call. 1-573-860-1601or 1602. We are available 24/7.