Resolutions You Can Keep
One of the biggest traditions of celebrating the new year is choosing resolutions and goals you want to achieve in the upcoming months. A new year brings new beginnings and opportunities to change lifestyle habits. However, like all things, change takes time. This is why many people who set New Year’s resolutions don’t stick to them year-round.
In order to keep with your resolutions, make them specific, measurable, and attainable. For those in recovery, there is one resolution that many add to their list — maintaining sobriety. But how do you plan to achieve this? Here are some ideas of resolutions to help benefit your physical and mental health:
Research shows that exercise releases endorphins, which improve your mood, energy levels, and productivity. By allocating at least 30-minutes each day to walk, swim, strength-train, or take a pilates or yoga class, you are committing to your health and wellness.
When you feel an increase in your stress level, it is easy to reach for comfort foods. However, commit to making healthier choices this year! Whether this means eating out less and cooking home more, increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables, or drinking more water, define what eating healthy means to you. By defining a specific plan, it will be easier to keep up with this goal.
Take a Break from Social Media
While social media is a great way to connect and communicate with others, it does have negative side effects on mental health. Social media makes it easier for you to compare your life to the lives of others. However, most people only share happy and positive moments on their social media accounts, which is an important factor to consider. At the start of the new year, log out of your social media accounts and evaluate the impact taking a break has on your health. If you notice an increase in your happiness, limiting your social media use throughout the year could be beneficial to your overall wellness.
Contact Chattanooga Recovery Center For Support
At Chattanooga Recovery Center, we understand that recovery after a treatment program is challenging. That is why we implemented multiple avenues of support for our clients who have completed treatment. Our Arizona alternative addiction treatment team is fully invested in your health, wellness, and success. Call us today at (423) 226-5331 or reach out to us online to learn more about the support services we provide.