Looking after your mental health and wellbeing is important every day, but this World Mental Health Day, it’s important to take a step back and create some time for yourself. Me-time doesn’t need to be a full-day out of your daily routine or a trip to a fancy spa, it can simply be 10 minutes to relax and recharge. Here, we share some tips to help you create more me-time, to ensure you stay happy and healthy all year round.
Regular exercise has been linked to better mental health, sleep, focus and general wellbeing. Incorporating just a little exercise into your daily routine can help keep your mind and body healthy. Whether you enjoy light exercise such as a walk in the park or prefer a more intense workout in the gym, experts advise 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week, to ensure you reap the rewards both mentally and physically.
Take yourself out for coffee
More often than not, when we head out for coffee or lunch it’s usually with friends or family, but have you tried taking yourself out? Treat yourself to a hot drink in your local coffee shop or a spot of lunch in your favourite café. If you’re not comfortable going out at the moment, you can even take yourself into a separate room of the house or into the garden for some me-time.
Do something you enjoy
Doing an activity you enjoy can help beat anxious feelings and stress. Focusing on a hobby such as gaming, drawing, gardening or whatever it is you enjoy, can help fill your mind with positive thoughts to outweigh worries. Immersing yourself in something you love can help you manage daily tasks and stresses head on.
For more information on World Mental Health Day, click here: https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day-2020/