Five Ways to Improve Your Day on World Mental Health Day
To mark World Mental Health Day, here are 5 ways you can improve your day and protect your mental health!
1. Tune In
What better way to kick-start your day than with some meditation? Great for calming your mind and preparing you for the day’s challenges, just 10 minutes can be enough to achieve a warm sense of self.
2. Work Out the Kinks
Getting up and active can be just as effective on the brain as the body. As little as half an hour of exercise, especially outdoors, can reap major rewards. It’s been shown to relieve tension and anxiety, soothe the mind and boost the feel-good chemicals in your brain.
3. Write It Down
Self-expression comes in many forms, and one of the oldest and most straightforward hasn’t gone out of style. A blank page to write what’s on your mind can lead to quiet contemplation, improve your self-esteem and harness your creativity.
When it comes to problems, it’s always best to chat it out. Either with friends, colleagues or a professional. Talking about what’s bothering you unloads tension, allows you to brainstorm solutions, and helps you move forward in a more positive way.
5. Switch Off
The temptation to look at your phone after bedding down may be strong, but such stimulation is a blocker to a refreshing rest. Place your phone or laptop out of arm’s length an hour before bed to stop the blue light keeping you awake!