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Post written by Nakeisha Little
Creating resolutions is part of many people’s New Year’s traditions. Come January, you see “new year, new me” littered across social media. People make goals of weight loss, saving money, getting promotions, or traveling. While making resolutions isn’t necessarily a bad thing, they can often lead to negative feelings of self-worth. For those who live with mental illness, it’s easy to spiral when the negative feelings begin. Many resolutions get abandoned or forgotten, whether it’s because they are too difficult to achieve, not compatible with a person’s lifestyle, or too broad that one doesn’t know where to begin. At the end of the year, people reflect on the resolutions they made and vow to do better the next year. Resolutions can be an awful cycle. The world is uncertain and as humans, we are ever changing. The goals you make at the beginning of the year may not be compatible with where you end the year. Here are some tips for making New Year’s resolutions work for you:
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