Early January is the time of grandiose resolutions and promises to change that can be hard to keep. Taking active steps to care for our mental wellness is one of the best New Year’s resolutions we can give ourselves.
In her recent article published by the American Bar Association, Erin Clifford, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach and partner at Clifford Law Offices, addresses lifestyle struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic and details the steps that busy professionals can take to lower the risk of developing mental health symptoms, where to find resources, and when to seek the help of a mental health professional.
Preventative self-care is key when managing mental health.
In her ABA article, Erin expands upon these self-care practices that directly impact mental health in a positive way:
- Prioritize exercise in any capacity
- Instead of a diet, set a food routine
- Tap into mental health resources available through work
- Work with a healthcare provider that you trust
- Build a daily routine
- Schedule time for hobbies, sports, and relaxation
Erin stresses that there is no “right” way to take care of oneself. The key is to start small and build, find what works for you and your lifestyle and seek professional support from nutrition or health coaches, mental health counselors, and doctors when needed.
Erin Clifford is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Clifford Law Offices. Her passion for health and wellness intertwines with her work at the firm, as she also serves as a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach who helps lawyers and law firms develop habits for a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Click here to read the article she wrote for the American Bar Association for more expansion on mental health for more helpful tips.