New Year, New You The Benefits Of Therapy
Every year we make new resolutions and set new goals that we hope to achieve throughout the year. We sign up for appointments and establish gym memberships to ensure that we get our bodies in tip top shape. However, it is proven that most Americans will not complete a number of the resolutions they had on their list.
A part of this has to do with getting busy with the regular stressors of life. This is where therapy comes in. We often focus on our physical health and forget that mental health is equally as important. A lot of our physical goals can be achieved by tackling the issues that weigh our minds down and keep us from being motivated or productive.
Therapy can help individuals address issues like stress, depression, or anxiety. Therapy can help individuals establish healthy mental routines that teach them how to establish structure or schedules that help them avoid getting overwhelmed.
Many individuals would be surprised to know that some of the weight they hope to shed at the beginning of the year is mostly due to stress. By taking the time to address their mental health, they would not only address the weight on their minds, but in turn, help shed some weight from their body.
Quick Coping Skill
To Manage Anxiety
Sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose for five seconds. Hold that breath for five seconds. Breath out through your mouth for five seconds. Repeat 3-5 times or as many times as needed to calm your mind.