Pearlman & Associates

655 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Monday – Saturday

How To Start Your New Year Off Right!

2022 is right around the corner! Below, find ten tips on how to start your New Year off right — from Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW.

1.) Prioritize Yourself (put your mask on first)

2.) Find something to be grateful for every day.

3.) Take mindful breaths (one minute equals seven full breaths – do this once per hour). You can spare one minute every hour, can’t you?

4.) Sleep!

5.) Nutrition. Your gut health and mental health are connected. What you put in your mouth impacts your brain.

6.) Self validation. We cannot rely on others for how we feel about ourselves. Internal dialogue matters. What you say to yourself matters. Be kind to yourself.

7.) De-clutter your mind and environment. Keep what matters.

8.) Get an annual physical and mental check-ups. For females, get your OB-GYN and mammogram appointments on the books. See your dentist. See your eye doctor.

9.) Limit screen time. Set boundaries for yourself.

10.) Stay connected to the people that bring you joy and lift you up.

Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates is a St Louis mental health therapy practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The practice has a team of mental health therapists who provide therapy and counseling services to kids, teens, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other mental health related issues and concerns. The practice can be reached by phone at: 314-942-1147, by email at: or on the web at: The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141. 

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