Healthy Living: Set priorities to cope with uncertain year – Norwich Bulletin

By Mariana Batista, For The Bulletin| The Bulletin

The year 2020 is now gone, but we will experience its effects for months to come. It may seem discouraging to make resolutions for the New Year when uncertainty is still ahead, but the end of a year and the start of a new one gives us the motivation to renew our hope and start over.

It was a year of change, many imposed by the restrictions to contain the virus that caught everyone by surprise and demanded flexibility and aptitude to adapt quickly. But we also had the opportunity to rethink our priorities and how much time we should allocate for each area to improve our quality of life.

Prioritizing self-care and mental health will help you prepare for the challenges of 2021, also improving our resilience and well-being. How to start? Here are a few suggestions:

If things are still difficult to manage and affecting your ability to function, it's OK to look for professional help. And, remind yourself of the ebb and flow of life. Nothing is permanent and this too shall pass.

Mariana Batista is practice manager atUCFS Healthcare's New London office.

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