The holiday season comes to a close around the time that the new year begins. While we all want to move forward with positivity and change our mind, there is a lot of baggage that is hanging on. Many families accumulate debt during this time of year, while others face more taxing issues. Seasonal depression, anxiety, and stress don’t always come and go with the seasons. Yes, they are intensified during the holiday season, but once your mental wellness begins to wane, it is hard to recover.
This new year, you want to reach your goals. You want the “positive vibes only” mentality. How do you achieve that after trying so such a trying last couple of years? These are a few tips from our professional therapist in Winter Park to help you unwind in the new year.
Sometimes all we need is an escape from the world. When fishing isn't just an option to get away, then how about a grand adventure? Maybe you need some self-improvement? Brush up on the great minds of history that helped revolutionize how people freely think. Reading a good book can help you relieve stress. Also, reading is wonderful for escaping reality. Even those who don't enjoy reading are able to find benefits after just a chapter or two a day.
Reading also helps in a way that isn't noticed at first. It helps us disconnect from the screens. We separate from social media, media platforms, and the toxicity of the internet when we decide to pick up a book.
Hobbies are critical for a balanced life. When you decide to pick up crafting as a hobby, there is always something new to learn. It drives you to focus on improvement and personal achievement. Who knows, maybe your new hobby will change your life.
It is easy to look at cooking as a chore in everyday life. However, it is so much more. For starters, like the other tips, cooking helps you escape. However, when you actually explore your culinary potential, you discover some things. You can cook for yourself or use your cooking to gather your loved ones together. You find peace when you care for those in your life with a home cooked meal.
Spring cleaning is a way to throw out the old and air out your home. However, you don't have to wait til spring to cleanse your home. Decluttering your space and cleaning it up may sound like just another chore, but there is more to it. When you go into the new year, you should go in with the right mindset. Living in clutter and dirt can alter how you perceive life moving forward.
Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.