This weekend, I finalized my goals for 2019 and started on my Vision Board (more about that in a future post). Goal setting was a concept I had been familiar with my entire life, but have only recently put into practice. This was a fun exercise that forced me to look at what areas of my life I wanted to make progress in next year.
Why do we hold on to these things and how can they possibly help us move forward in our path to self-improvement? It’s okay if those pants don’t fit; you can buy new ones that make you feel sexy and confident and fit in all the right places. If there’s a dress you wore one time and you’re fairly certain you’ll never wear it again, why is it taking up space in your closet?
Finding time to care for ourselves can be difficult. We’re so busy taking care of our kids, our partners, our jobs, and so much more. Taking care of ourselves is pushed to the back burner more often than not.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. According to the CDC, suicide rates have been increasing dramatically in nearly every state from 1999 – 2016 and it is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Mental health is just as important as physical health yet, there’s still a huge stigma around taking care of your mental health. Going to therapy is one of the simplest ways to take care of your mental health.