Even though we are into the new year there is still plenty of time to make this your year. To help make 2017 your year it is important to practice is better stress management.
Good stress management is a positive thing. Stress takes away from us and depletes our mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Stress management replaces some of that spent energy by nurturing one or more aspects of our life.
What are these aspects to focus on?
- Sleep – Are you getting adequate and sound sleep? Do you need to take medication to sleep well?
- Activity – Are you engaging in physical activity in the course of your day? If your work is sedentary, you may have to make effort to get up and walk around or move your body during periods of extended sitting.
- Socialization – Are you engaging with others? Do you have a support network? If you are struggling with isolation, try and put yourself in a situation where you can more comfortably meet others. Religious institutions and support groups can offer a non-judgmental approach and the ability to meet others. If one group or house of worship doesn’t work for you, try another!
- Purpose – What is your reason to get up in the morning? Having purpose in your life can be critical to your health and well-being. For many people, employment fills that aspect. If you cannot work, try volunteering! This will provide some socialization as well. (If you don’t want to volunteer with people, there are many dogs who would love your attention at shelters).
- Nutrition – Make this the year you develop healthier eating habits.
- Spirituality – This does not mean you have to go to church or temple regularly. But I do recommend that you think about your role in a bigger way. What is your place in the universe? What is your connection to things bigger and greater than yourself?
If you are exploring any of these areas, and want some help in changing your life, call the professionals at Ketamine Wellness Centers. Our counseling and Ketamine treatment programs are designed to help you achieve AND maintain wellness. Make 2017 life changing!
Dr. Ellen Diamond is the Clinical Psychologist for Ketamine Wellness Centers, Inc.