Renewing Your Mental Health

Webster’s dictionary defines “renewal” as: “to make or become new, fresh or strong again.” What a powerful word!

It can’t be overstated – these past few years have been some of the most challenging times we have ever faced. When it comes to your life and what you can control, maybe you should seek renewal in this new season and let this new season be the catalyst for changes in your life and in your family.

Here are three initial steps that I think could be beneficial to you:

  1. Take inventory. Start with looking at the areas of your mind or body that are worn down. Where are you struggling and where are you thriving? The first step to renewal is to recognize what areas need attention and what strengths you can build on.
  2. Come up with a plan. Benjamin Franklin said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” It’s crucial that you resolve to do something (anything!), to start your renewal process. For example, if you are struggling with substance use or mental health issues, you can call our Aspire team today to talk about what you’re going through and where we can help.
  3. Celebrate your successes. You will repeat the habits and choices that you give yourself credit for. Maybe you booked a counseling session, made it back to the gym recently, or re-connected with friends. Make sure you celebrate those wins! The reality is most of us are not motivated long term by negativity. We are motivated by what we celebrate.

I hope this message can serve as a roadmap for you as you look towards renewal and transformation, and that it also finds you and your family well during this start to spring. At Aspire, we are always on standby with programs and services to assist you in all aspects of bettering your behavioral health. Remember, we can help you even if you don’t have insurance. Call us now, and we’ll get you started on a path of renewal: (407) 875-3700 option 3.