5 Things I do for my Mental Health
Wellness days are any day, or portion of the day, where you take the time to focus on your well-being. I tend to utilize spaces that are built to rejuvenate the mind and body like Den Mother, Los Angeles or Pause Studio. At both of these locations, I felt welcomed and left re-centered and thankful for the time spent there.
There is nothing like surrounding yourself with the energy of love. The vibrations that come from a loved one is unmatched when I am looking to support my mental health. Whether it’s sitting in silence, reading, or talking with them, the quality time spent truly makes a positive impact on my well-being.
There is something about the ebb and flow of ocean water that makes me feel like my worries aren’t as heavy as they have seem. Even if you cannot sit at the beach, try listening to ocean sounds on YouTube or the Calm app while letting your body rest in the moment. I feel myself healing with every crash of a wave and rise in the tide.
As you may know, I am a true advocate of journaling. One Libra trait I carry is my emotions on my sleeve, but sometimes they do not leave my sleeve, but take up space in my mind and body. Writing my thoughts out truly lets me visually see myself heal, or work towards healing, on paper with every word I write. Even if I can only spare 5 minutes, I will use my Soulwork Journal or Planner to release my thoughts.
Being thankful for the here and now is a powerful activity. I try to practice gratitude, especially on days when I feel like the stress of life feels heavier than usual. I will start the list with small things, like “I am thankful for the food in my fridge” then find my way to being more descriptive and listing things, like “I am thankful for the love my siblings give me when I need it.” Don’t underestimate the power of simply being thankful.
What positive things do you do for your mental health?
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