Oftentimes, New Year resolutions can create unrealistic expectations that if unfulfilled may lead to anxiety and depression. To prevent New Year Depression, don't set resolutions at all; or if you must, delay doing so until well into the year.
Many people start off the new year with a bang--working out at the gym, starting new hobbies, working harder on the job and other things that crowd personal schedules. To prevent New Year Depression, balance your desires and list of new things to do. Consider limiting your personal schedule to no more than 5 things.
Get comfortable with saying, "No" to activities and requests that could inadvertently lead to New Year Depression, even if it is for a special event. Your mental health and well-being is more important than crowding in a lot of busy activities no matter how good they may seem.
Loneliness can cause New Year Depression, especially after the holidays when people tend to withdraw or go back into their normal routines. To prevent this from happening, reach out to other like-minded individuals and make a few new friends. Continue to cultivate any new relationships you may have formed during the holidays.
Avoid spending too much on Christmas and holiday gifts. Set a budget and stick to it! Overspending causes anxiety and stress and can lead to New Year Depression as you worry about how you are going to pay for the gifts and toys you bought.
Fantastic list! This could help many people - including myself!
Very wise advice and from a wise person!
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I love this advice here. Great job. H5 list of 5.
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