2023 is here! And we can bet physical fitness is somewhere wavering at the top of your resolution list. Vowing to move our bodies is always in the top 3 resolutions for most Americans. But equally important is our mental fitness. Yup the mind and body are interconnected and both need to be fit. So we gathered up five mental fitness hacks to keep your mind and your body completely in check for 2023!
It really works! Begin your day by grounding your mind for what lies ahead, or center your thoughts after a long and stressful day at work. Go somewhere quiet, focus on that single moment of silence, take a few deep breaths, and visualize your stress melting away. If your mind easily wanders, try a guided meditation to keep you on track!
LA Girl pro tip: Massage a bit of lavender oil on your wrist and temples for a soothing and relaxing experience.
2. Wake up and Write
Waking up to write down thoughts, thank you’s, and future plans in a journal could truly be the best thing you did for yourself that day. We get it, the struggle is hard when the urge to scroll on our phones is lying right beside us. But set a goal to break the 2022 habit of scrolling through IG first thing in the morning by opting for some pen and paper. Challenge yourself to a week of journaling and see where it gets you. Trust us, TikTok will still be there when you’re done!
Fun fact: Did you know that if you write down the things you want to achieve in a day you’re 42% more likely to achieve them?
3. Learn A New Skill
Take up that baking class you’ve been eyeing in your community catalog or download the Duo Lingo app and learn to speak a new language! Immersing yourself in a new hobby is a great way to engage your mind and boost your mental fitness. It’s also a great way to unwind and focus your energy into something that will spark passion and creativity.
4. It’s Game Time
Stop the mind from playing tricks by playing games! Yes, even video games, but only in moderation. Games are proven to increase visual perception and improve memory. They keep your mind engaged and open to learning new strategies and concepts. So get competitive with your roommates and play a little Mario Kart, crack open Yahtzee with the family, or get a deck of cards for a 10 minute round of Solitaire.
5. Social Connection
Face-to-face conversations with friends, family or even colleagues teaches us new ideas, expands our vocabulary, and helps us achieve greater empathy. So think twice about turning down that coffee date with your BFF because of your schedule. Plan to engage in more social connection in 2023, it’s a beneficial mental workout you can’t miss.
Now that you’re in the right head space, time to get the body moving!
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