Do you spend as much time with your family as you would like to? If not, try working more time into your schedule. Cook your parents dinner once a month or take them out. Drop by your grandparents' house once a week just to say hello, if possible. If you rarely see your siblings, try to start a traditional monthly dinner with them. Starting these routines will be difficult in the beginning. However, once you start, they'll be a part of your life and not cause any issues for you in the long run. Spending quality time with family, even if it's only for 30 minutes to an hour once or twice a month, will be great for your overall well-being. If you need to speak with a qualified therapist in Wilmington in 2018, please call Legacy Freedom now.
If you enjoy golfing, work this into your hectic schedule. Even if you can only make it to the course once a month, schedule time with friends or family to go play a round.
If you don't vacation often, consider fitting in at least one or two long weekends for a road trip next year. A change of scenery will be great for your mental status. You don't have to go far. However, you can if you would like. Either way, the road trip will be welcomed, fun and relaxing.
Take up journaling. Writing down your thoughts in the mornings or evenings is a great way to remember great things that happen in your life and remind you to be thankful and reflect back on past experiences. This is a simple, five-minute task that can bring you great joy.
Read a book. This is also a simple task that will be great for relaxing. Whether you choose fiction or nonfiction, make sure it's something you enjoy. Don't read just for the sake of reading. Actually enjoy what you are reading and it will make a difference in your overall well-being.
Make it a point to have lunch or coffee with a friend at least once a week. Spending time with friends, laughing, and talking about life is a great therapy. Even those who don't need to focus on recovery or mental help find that this activity is calming, comfortable, and fun.
We hope these tips help you set a goal for 2018 and stick with it! There's nothing better than taking care of yourself and making sure you're taking time for you!
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