New Year’s resolutions can be anything. Why not set a goal that impacts every area of your life? Let’s start 2024 off strong with a commitment to mental health. In this guide, we discuss the importance of mental health, explore how to make realistic mental health resolutions for the New Year, and give the inside scoop on our favorite performance gummies that can help make your goals a reality.
Why focus on your mental health in the new year?
Mental health is more than what’s going on in your mind. The government agency SAMHSA defines mental health as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” It is important throughout our lives and affects how we feel, think, and act. Any improvements to mental health can create positive benefits that spread to multiple areas of your life. To make any changes to mental health, it’s necessary to take a holistic approach to well-being by looking at areas of your life like sleep, socializing, exercise, nutrition, and more.
The Importance of Making Realistic Mental Health Goals
Mental health isn’t something that can be perfected once and for all. It’s a journey that spans a lifetime. Setting realistic mental health goals is essential for fostering positive and sustainable well-being. If the goals are too big or numerous, they could quickly become overwhelming. A realistic goal is something manageable and attainable. Achieving small goals can boost confidence and create momentum for healthier and more enduring transformation. Plus, small changes can make a significant difference.
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Mental Health
Consider these five New Year’s resolutions for better mental health:
1. Get Better Sleep
Ever get to bed early and then stay awake, scrolling or stressing for hours? Or fall asleep fast but wake up while it’s still dark and struggle to fall back asleep? With so many distractions and so much to think about, many people find it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. The first step to getting a good night’s sleep is to drift away to dreamland about 8 hours before your morning alarm. For help relaxing and getting a good night’s sleep, consider taking a Slumber Shot Sleep Aid. Packed with valerian root and jujube seed, the gummies help promote calmness, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality. Opt for the melatonin or melatonin-free gummies to support this New Year’s resolution.
2. Focus on Nutrition
Going on a diet is a popular New Year’s resolution. However, dieting can bring up feelings of shame and low self-esteem and add to stress–none of which are good for mental health. This new year, skip out on dieting and focus on providing your body with the nutrition it needs to feel great. Enjoy a balanced diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and fats. Incorporate apple cider vinegar (ACV) to support healthy weight management, promote gut and heart health, and help detoxify the system.
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to boost mental health. It can even have as big of an effect on mood as antidepressants. Whether you can commit to daily seated stretches or aspire to complete a full Ironman, the key to getting the mental health benefits is to exercise consistently. Exercise goals commonly get sidelined by the hit of soreness that occurs after ambitious exercise in the new year. To avoid the post-exercise aches and pains, make sure you fuel up, hydrate, and recover properly. Take our sports performance gummies to help you feel great and keep moving day after day.
Dehydration can make anxiety and depression worse. Our bodies rely on water for circulation, digestion, movement, nutrient absorption, and more. But in many instances, we need more than just water to ensure proper hydration. Thankfully, there is an easy and delicious way to stay hydrated. Enjoy a HydraFuel Hydration Gummy to help you stay hydrated, energized, and feel your best. The gummies have a synergistic ratio of electrolytes and fuel, so they help replenish electrolytes lost through sweat, help direct water and nutrients to areas of the body where they are needed most, and help maintain optimal fluid balance at a cellular level.
5. Cut Down on Scrolling
Social media offers plenty of benefits. It connects communities across the globe, offers entertainment, and helps us stay up to date with current events. However, endless social media scrolling is so easy to get sucked into and is known to contribute to mental health challenges. Instead of staying glued to an app, treat yourself to activities you enjoy. Read a book, chat with a friend in real life, or pick up a hobby. If you’re looking for something to “like,” opt for a superfood snack that’s been a fan favorite across cultures for centuries: turmeric. Our Turmeric Shot Gummies can help you harness your potential with powerful performance-enhancing herbs, the beloved turmeric root, and spicy ginger.
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