Happy New Years!
The best part about New Years is that it gives all of us a clean slate and a chance to do better in the coming year. That’s why a lot of people make New Years Resolutions. Some popular resolutions are things like lose weight, save more money, or get a new job. But what about your mental health?
Our mission at Project Helping is that you can work on your mental wellness every day.
2019 gives you 365 opportunities to improve your mental wellness. When you work on your mental health, you are able to improve many other facets of your life. Because mental health impacts everything we do, it is incredibly important that we put in the work to improve mental wellness.
Here’s how you can get started:
1) Volunteer Volunteering is a great way to work on your mental wellness while simultaneously doing good for others. Project Helping volunteer events occur once or twice a month on the same day, at the same time; recurring events are a great way to get started if you have a busy schedule. Start 2019 by picking an event, signing up, and going to the event.
2) Practice Kyndfulness Doing good deeds for others can work wonders to improve mental health. Kyndfulness is a daily practice of using kynd deeds to create a positive mental attitude. Part of Kyndfulness is volunteering, but other elements of Kyndfulness include intentional acts of kyndness, gratitude, and reflection. KyndHub is an online social network for practicing Kyndfulness and a great way to connect with others who also want to improve their mental health.
3) Use Resources Sometimes it can be beneficial to talk to a mental health professional or to learn more about mental health. By understanding your own and others’ mental health challenges, you can better care for them and yourself. Talking to a therapist can be a great way to get ideas for more ways to improve your mental health. There is never shame in talking to someone! It can be very beneficial to get an outside perspective and you might walk away with some great insights.
What’s your New Years Resolution? Let us know in the comments!