It’s spring 2021 and you may be wondering what this year will be like. Normally, it’s a time for new beginnings, growth and energy. A time when flowers are just starting to bloom, we come out of hibernation and reconnect with others. It’s been one year since the pandemic took hold in the United States and last year took its toll from a physical, emotional and mental standpoint. It forever changed how we live, shop, work and socialize.
A recent Gallup poll reported that Americans latest assessment of their mental health is worse than it has been at any point in time in the last two decades. Let’s leave last year behind us, take what we learned personally from last year and make it work for us this year.
Here are some tips to help you take stock of your life and create a new you in 2021:
When people think of well-being, they tend to think of health, such as nutrition, exercise and weight. Although these contribute to overall wellness, it’s so much more. Overall wellness is dynamic and ever changing as life ebbs and flows. According to the World Health Organization, the four dimensions of wellness – social, physical, spiritual and intellectual – are all intertwined and contribute to our overall wellbeing. It is not simply an absence of illness or infirmity. Integrating the four dimensions can help you develop a personalized plan to live life more completely.
The benefits of overall well-being can have a huge impact on our lives:
For many people, spring means deep cleaning every nook and cranny in your home. While having a sparkling, clean home can give you a sense of well-being and accomplishment, it’s also good to think about mental and emotional decluttering. Last year was proof enough that life is full of messes. Because of the pandemic, many of us were stuck at home for prolonged periods of time. We could have accumulated a few emotional challenges such as not seeing our families or being disappointed by others.
It’s important to realize that life is unpredictable and accepting this reality can help us live our lives with more peace and wellbeing. Here are some tips to help rid you of your emotional and mental clutter:
Even now, we can have fun. Given today’s circumstances, having fun may seem trivial, out of place or it’s simply not the time. Although it doesn’t feel like it right now, one of the main purposes in life is to enjoy it.
We are all born with the propensity to have fun and it means different things to different people. We have a limited time on earth so why not enjoy it while we’re here. Here are some tips to get you started: