Could I even call myself a blogger if I didn’t write a post about New Years Resolutions and goal setting?
It’s that time of year when everyone is talking about what they want to achieve in the new year. Whether it be: lose weight, get a new job, start a business, be kind, move overseas, take more risks?
What are you thinking of for your goals? Well, I’ve got a suggestion that I’d like you all to consider. How ’bout this year you just set one big goal for yourself – to work on your mind and your mindset?
The one big thing I’ve learnt over the past three years of working on my own mental health and mindset is that it is the key to everything. If you can get your mind right and your outlook right, then everything else becomes easier. It doesn’t mean you won’t experience difficult things, but what it does mean is that you’ll be able to cope better. As I’ve said in a previous post, it’s all about how we respond to what happens to us, not what happens to us.
So rather than setting out a list of 20, possibly unachievable, grand goals to change your life, why not just focus on getting your mind right. Make that your goal. If you think your mental health is pretty good, why not aim to make it even better? Maybe you can start meditating, or journaling, or getting more sleep, or volunteering, or spending more time off your gadgets, practicing being mindful? There are a whole range of things that you can do to work on your mental health and I’m going to help by showing you a fe things that have helped me in more detail. My first 6 blog posts this year will be a series on some of the things you can do to change your mindset and improve your mental health to help you achieve your one big goal for this year and hopefully start living your best life.
So follow along on my blog posts and I’ll give you some tips on what to do. As always if you think you might be seriously depressed then please do get help, see your doctor, call Lifeline, do something. It may be that you do need medical assistance. Meantime, why not start trying some of these things and see what happens?
As always I’d love to hear your feedback and any thoughts on what helps you with your mindset.
Thanks for reading.