"The celebration of new year has little to do with a new calendar and everything to do with a new start” – Toni Sorenson.

A WHO led study estimates that Depression and Anxiety disorders cost the global economy US 1 trillion Dollars (Rs. 71 Lakh Crore approx.) each year lost in productivity. 

An estimated 1 in 7 Indians suffered from mental disorders of varying severity (in 2017) with Depression and Anxiety being the commonest, according to a study published in Lancet Psychiatry. 

With every New Year that we bring in, it is becoming much more difficult to lead a life where we may say with utmost confidence that we have achieved every goal we had set out to achieve at the beginning of the year. 

For some, this might not be a cause of concern but for some it definitely is. Often times we make resolutions that are unattainable and we end up focusing on the negatives and ultimately give up on the goal entirely. 
In order to fulfil some of our tangible, physical and materialistic goals, we often skip out on those goals that would be good for our mental health
  • Limited time on social media and smartphone.
  • Learn to say NO·
  • Live in the present.
  • De-clutter.
  • Go to bed early.
  • Reduce alcohol and cigarette consumption.
  • Practice Gratitude.
  • Spend quality time with loved ones.
  • Ditch a bad habit.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Indulge in self-care.
  • Be patient.
  • Follow a healthier diet.
  • Maintain a diary.
  • Practice Mindfulness.
  • Do the things you love to do.
  • Focus on the good.
  • Begin with and be consistent with your goals.
  • Seek help of a Mental Health Professional .

"Since life is a road, New Year is the new part of that road! If you think you were slow or lazy or rude or greedy or stupid in the past year, be fast, be industrious, be kind, be generous, and be clever on the new part of the road of life!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan.