This blog shares 4 good New Year’s resolutions to have. As we enter in this year of 2024, it’s likely that we view it as a new beginning. A fresh start. The perfect time to implement new habits or routines, and leave unsavory ones behind.


It’s great when you can stick to a resolution and follow through with it. It can make you feel proud of yourself, and encouraged to keep working on it. However, sometimes we may set high expectations for ourselves right at the beginning. And when we don’t meet them, we are unmotivated.


Therefore, consider keeping these 4 resolutions in the back of your mind on a daily basis. Although they seem like simple goals, they can take a lot of practicing. When you have a healthy mindset, you may be able to better achieve other resolutions you have. 


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4 Good New Year’s Resolutions: Strengthening your self-advocating

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Everyday, we are provided with opportunities to advocate for ourselves. What does this mean, exactly? Self-advocating is essentially the ability to communicate your needs to others. We usually do this directly to others, or can do it within ourselves. 


You can self-advocate in your relationships with family, friends, or romantic partners. Self-advocating can occur at a coffee shop, where your order wasn’t exactly right. You can self-advocate for getting connected to healthcare resources. Finally, you might advocate to yourself on what you need at the moment (food, water, alone time, etc).


Some of us might shy away from self-advocating. We think, “Oh, well, it’s fine, I’ll make this work.”. In reality, you deserve to have your needs heard and met. Through healthy communication with others, you can develop a stronger ability to advocate for yourself. 


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4 Good New Year’s Resolutions: Engaging in more healthy habits

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Consider engaging in some more healthy habits. Consider asking yourself what healthy habits you could begin, or ways you would like to improve yourself overall. Also, what habits you may want to consider leaving behind in 2023.


Maybe it’s along the terms of being more active. You could want to start incorporating at least one, 30 minute walk per day in. Maybe even two walks a day. Or you want to try working out, hiking, rock climbing, or some new sport, etc. Do some research on local groups or facilities to try it out!


You could also want to have more consistency with hydration or eating more protein, fruits, and veggies. With all the ads and marketing around snacks, supplements, water bottles, and more, it can get overwhelming. You might want to just learn more about it overall, and incorporate this more into your regular schedule. 


Other healthy habits could be practicing positive or accepting self-talk. Working on more self-forgiveness. Being more patient with yourself. There’s a lot you can do here. Trauma therapy in Simi Valley, Ca can help you cope with trauma in healthy, safe ways. Curious what trauma therapy entails? Click here to read about it.


4 Good New Year’s Resolutions: Being mindful of stress

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Being mindful of stress is a really good New Year’s resolution for you. You might be someone who knows when you are stressed out, but you struggle to manage it. It could be that stress comes from your work, whether from a consistent schedule or workload.


There are things about it that clearly cause you stress – but you accept it as a part of the job and try to get through everyday. What if I told you that it’s okay to not accept stressful work conditions? That you can acknowledge it as stressful, and find time to focus on de-stressing yourself?


You might want to consider some coping strategies for when the stress is getting to you. Consider incorporating more deep-breathing exercises during down-time. Maybe you will create a peaceful routine for your mornings or nights. Or, you find an outlet for your stress through talking to others. Find what works for you, and stick to it. 


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4 Good New Year’s Resolutions: Expressing yourself more

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Express yourself more! Really dig deep into who you are, what you love, and what you want to put out in the world. Don’t keep your interests hidden from others. You might just randomly make connections with other like-minded people. 


You can express yourself in a number of ways. Social media is an open way to do it with others, however you don’t need to be posting everything you like doing. Maybe you want to decorate your living space with more things that you like. Such as furniture, wall art, and more.


Perhaps you want to try out a new clothing style. Even if it’s nothing drastic, you still want to switch it up a bit and wear brighter colors, or darken your wardrobe. You might want to get a haircut you’ve been wanting for a while. Maybe you’ll save up money for a tattoo with an artist you’ve been wanting to get in with.


You can also express yourself through what you spend your time doing. That could look like going to music shows or festivals. Going back to / starting school to learn more about something you’re interested in. Going out and trying new foods or drinks. Being more in tune with your artistic side. Just showing out and being you, cause ain’t nobody like you. 


These New Year’s resolutions may seem pretty standard; however they can actually take time, practice, and dedication to incorporate into your daily life. If you want to work with a therapist in Simi Valley to get started, call us today for a free consultation!


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By seeking out support, you can begin your journey to feeling relief. You don’t have to go through finding the right level of support alone, either.


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