Supporting Your Emotional Wellness in the New Year
With the end of the holiday season, it's common for people to experience a lull in their mental health. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to combat these negative emotions with minor changes to your everyday routine.
The experts at Kirby Medical Center are here to share some tips to help you to support yo9ur mental and emotional health in the New Year and beyond!
Find a New Hobby
While hobbies can be a great way to fill up your free time and learn new skills, they also help to support your emotional health and wellness. Research shows evidence that when engaging in hobbies and activities that they enjoy, people are at a lower risk of experiencing:
- Chronic stress
- Distressing emotions
Pick Up Journaling
If you kept a diary during your younger days, you may have been onto something! Whether you call them diary or journal entries, writing out your thoughts and feelings can prove to be a cathartic process. In fact, keeping a journal can help to yield the following mental health benefits:
- Reduces stress and anxiety levels.
- Improves written and verbal communication skills.
- Strengthens problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
- Helps track mental health symptoms.
- Helps you to identify triggers.
Seek Professional Help When You Need It
While struggling with your mental health can feel like an isolating experience and like no one understands what you're feeling—it doesn't have to be. When you feel like you're having trouble with negative emotions and how they're affecting your day-to-day, know that resources are available to help you through it. Reach out to a professional by scheduling an appointment with a counselor or therapist when you feel like you need it.
Contact Kirby Medical Center
At Kirby Medical Center, we are dedicated to helping our community learn how to stay healthy and safe. If you are concerned about your health risks and the types of vaccines that are right for you, contact Kirby Medical Center at 217-762-2115 to learn more about how we can assist with all your healthcare needs.