Set the goal now to fill 2018 with happiness, friendship, and peace. A good outlook and some time spent with supportive, loving friends isn’t just a nice thing to have, it can benefit your health. Besides cutting out health ruining stress, studies have found that being positive (and happier) is associated with a stronger immune system and better defense against illness (especially chronic illness).
If that feels like a tall order, start small, and get support. There are lots of ways to get support, and you can choose what works best for you. One way to get started today is with herbal support form D.S.A. MGRx.
Here are some other tools to have more mental peace in 2018:
-Stop and take a breath. Keep check on negative emotions and avoid spiraling by taking a deep breath (for a better effect push the tongue to the roof of your mouth). It has a deep physiological effect, beginning with calming your heart, that works to calm your mind, too.
-If socializing is hard, try volunteering with animals. Spending time with animals and volunteering are each associated with (mental) health benefits. Combining both is a good way to get some feel goods that could have health benefits, too.
-Try meditation. It’s a longer, more regular form of stopping to take a breath. Practice is a good way to make staying calm and centered a habit, and not only starts your day off better but can help smooth out the lumps.
Seeing a doctor if you’re feeling stuck or have severe symptoms of depression or anxiety can offer other paths to peace.
If you just need a little course-correction to get started, pick up a bottle of D.S.A. MGRx.
What are your goals for 2018?