Fresh Start February Calendar Offers Mindful Ways to Stay Upbeat!

Fresh Start February Calendar Offers Mindful Ways to Stay Upbeat!

Posted on February 5, 2021

The last ten months have been difficult – a pandemic, political and social unrest, financial distress, isolation, and loneliness. We have been tested in ways we couldn’t have imagined a mere year ago. In trying to deal with ever-changing circumstances, many have turned to unhealthy ways of coping. Fresh Start February offers a chance to start over.

Go to the FRESH START FEBRUARY CALENDAR at:

https://health.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Fresh-Start-February-Calendar.pdf

Can you change your life in 28 days? We think you can!

By investing 10-20 minutes a day in yourself and focusing on your mental health, you are taking an important step forward in changing your life. These daily activities are based on proven concepts for improving mental health – practicing mindfulness, expressing gratitude, checking in with yourself, reducing screen time, and moving your body. Each day, take note of how you feel before and after you complete the daily activity. If an activity makes you feel better, keep doing it! By the end of the month, you will have tried 28 positive coping strategies. Take the ones that you most connect with and make them a part of your mental health toolbox.

Every Monday features a YouTube video on mindfulness techniques by a certified teacher from Montgomery High School, including anchor breathing, body scan, mindfulness eating, and gratitude thinking.  But you can reference these videos again and again, anytime.

We can come out of this pandemic mentally stronger.

Sometimes all we need is a fresh start!

This calendar is an initiative of the Montgomery / Rocky Hill Municipal Alliance.