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New Year 2022: Focus On A Active Lifestyle Rather Than A Dormant One: Expert

Shikha Parewa
Shikha Parewa
New Year Resolution

New Year is right here and we all want to start it with new enthusiasm. I am sure that you must be engaged in making a list of New Year resolutions in order to give the coming year some meaning.  

But here comes a question as to how many of us make those resolutions as seriously as we are in the beginning. The list can become too long and unworkable, and the goals on it can become unrealistic. Experts advise keeping your new year's resolutions simple and realistic in order to achieve them. 

Setting very high goals can give us temporary enthusiasm but when ultimately we realize that these goals are not practical then it leads us to anxiety and stressSo it is better to think over it again. 

Generally, the most popular resolutions revolve around physical health. According to experts this year our main focus should be on mental health too. 

2021 has been a difficult year for almost all of us, as the pandemic has affected our lives in a variety of ways. To recharge ourselves for the coming months, experts recommend focusing on self-healing and mindfulness in the New Year. 

While some resolutions appear to be motivating at first, they can later put an individual under a lot of pressure, leading to feelings of anxiety and low self-esteem. Even when one has chosen a simpler, more realistic goal, it can be difficult for many of us to stay motivated for an extended period of time, says  Maitri Dhingra, Counseling Psychologist at Kaleidoscope- a unit of Dr. Bakshi's Healthcare. 

A short-term goal works best for people, and it doesn't have to be something completely novel, according to Dr. Sonal Anand, Psychiatrist at Wockhardt Hospitals on Mira Road. 

"It could be something you couldn't accomplish last year, but something realistic," says the expert. 

Dr. Anand believes that this year should be devoted to self-healing and the development of resilience in order to achieve better mental health. 

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