Happy New Year

Two pineapples with gold party hats near blue and green balloons during the new year

New Opportunity To Redefine Yourself

Every new year is an opportunity to start fresh and redefine yourself as you’ve always wanted; out with the old and in with the new. The end of an old year may bring upon many memories, some good and some bad. The bad memories are the ones that sting the most, but you have to find a way to leave them behind. It’s time for a happy new year.

Many people have a new year’s resolution, only to quickly give up on it within a few days into the new year. Rather than coming up with a resolution, focus on living every single day in a happy state of mind. Don’t be so hard on yourself; try to enjoy every moment of life, no matter how painful it may be.

If you are depressed around the new year, remind yourself that so are millions of other people around the world; you are not alone! But just because you’re battling a mental illness does not mean that you cannot be hopeful for a better year. It always comes down to your mindset: plant the seeds of happiness and water them every day until they come to fruition.

It’s definitely true that we are living during a time of hatred, as evidenced by the recent Texas church shooting and the anti-semitic attacks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Monsey, New York. But this should not be an excuse for you to not live a happy and prosperous life.

Don’t view the new year as “just another year rolling in.” This is a pessimistic way of viewing life, and if you continue to view it in this way, your state of mind will continue to take a negative hit. We have control over our minds, so let’s utilize this control to our advantage. Let’s utilize it to not only make ourselves happy, but everyone else around us as well!

The new year is a new opportunity to redefine yourself. Don’t start it off on the wrong foot by swimming in negativity. Rather, stand up tall and remind yourself that you can always improve your current state of affairs, if you just change they way that you think about yourself, and the way in which you view your surroundings.

It can be done if you put your mind and heart into it. Happy new year!

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Merry Christmas

Brindle french bulldog puppy in Santa hat near Christmas presents

Holiday Season

Take a long and hard look at your life and try to analyze why you behave and say the things that you do. The holiday season is a great opportunity to end the year trying to understand your mistakes and what you can do to improve moving into the new year. Don’t take the holiday season for granted; utilize this time of year to reflect on your accomplishments as well.

Christmas is a holiday to spend time with your family and friends, give back to others and thank God for the sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ on the cross. If you are not a believer, then perhaps this is your time to become one. Through God, you can become a better person and live a more purifying life. But you must be willing to change.

There are many people out there who remain bitter and who do not enjoy the holiday season for various reasons. Put those reasons aside and try to enjoy every moment of it; life is too precious to be angry and dissatisfied. We all have our private list of complaints, but this should not stop us from wishing each other Merry Christmas and enjoying life.

There are also many people are who lonely and upset during the holidays. Don’t beat yourself up because of your current life situation; remaining bitter only promotes more negativity and doubt. It’s always better to spot the positives in your life; we all have them no matter the amount of difficulties that we experience.

The holiday season is that time of year to enjoy your time with family and friends, and unwind after a long year’s of work. This is the time for you to scratch off whatever you didn’t accomplish this year, and shoot for the same goals or even new goals in the following year. Don’t become discouraged because of unaccomplished goals.

Goals are not always easily achievable, especially the ones that you really want! Life always has a funny way of giving you what isn’t high on your list, leaving you wondering why in the world you can’t get what you truly desire. But the truth is that you can! It just takes time, perseverance and patience.

So don’t beat yourself up this holiday season because of your dissatisfied performance. Rather, enjoy the holiday season and utilize this time of year to kick back and reset yourself mentally, physically and spiritually. And if ever feeling alone, remember that you can always leave a message on The DSM Ready platform.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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