Life is busy. Life is stressful. And sometimes, life gets the better of us.

It’s completely normal to feel run-down, off-kilter, or overwhelmed – but that doesn’t mean you can’t be proactive and do something about it. When we’re not feeling our best, we owe it to ourselves to work on improving our mental wellbeing and fulfilling our potential.

Just like any other form of wellness, mental wellness can take a bit of work – it often means changing habits and implementing new routines.

If you think it’s time to hit refresh on your mental wellness, try our 20 day mental wellness challenge – it gives you one easy step to follow every day for 20 days to detoxify your mind and rejuvenate your spirit.

You ready? Here goes.

 

DAY 1

Take a nap

A quick 20 minutes is all you need to feel rejuvenated. If you can’t find a spot to have a power-nap during the day, then try going to bed 30 minutes earlier than you normally would.

 

DAY 2

Eat the rainbow

Make sure you’re getting at least five different-colored vegetables into yourself today –Try leafy greens, tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, purple cabbage, and carrots. Voila.

 

DAY 3

Write down 5 things you’re grateful for

Before bed, journal a list of five things you’re grateful for in life – it won’t take long, but it’s a great way to reflect.

 

DAY 4

Meditate for 20 minutes

If you find it hard to meditate on your own, download a great meditation app and be guided through a blissful 20 minutes.

 

DAY 5

Take a bath

Soak the day away with a luxurious bath. If you don’t have a tub at home, use an exfoliating scrub in the shower instead.

DAY 6

Take a walk in the outdoors

Clear your mind and re-energize your body with a scenic walk out in nature.

 

DAY 7

Go offline for the day

Social media is a wonderful tool for connecting with other people, but sometimes it can get a little much. Don’t look at your feed all day today and see how you feel at the end of it.

 

DAY 8

Call an old friend

Reconnect with someone you love but haven’t spoken to in a while and just feel your heart burst with joy.

 

DAY 9

Cook your favorite dinner… from scratch

Cooking can be incredibly therapeutic. Take the time to cook your favorite dish from scratch – it’s a great way to be present.

 

DAY 10

Do that thing you’ve been meaning to do

You know that thing you’ve been putting off for a while? Make the time to do it today, and feel the weight slip off your shoulders.

 

DAY 11

Declutter a messy part of your home

Or your desk, garage, or car. Clear space, clearer head.

 

DAY 12

Make a list of 5 long-term goals

What are the things you want to achieve in the future? Write them down, and then work towards them.

 

DAY 13

Make a list of 5 short-term goals

Your long-term goals should help inform your short-term goals, so now that you have those on paper – think about the nearer future, and what you want to do with it.

 

DAY 14

Pamper yourself

Whether it’s having a spa day, getting a pedicure, or simply taking some time to moisturize your body from head-to-toe – it’ll make you feel great both inside and out.

 

DAY 15

Give someone a compliment

It’s addictive, we promise.

 

DAY 16

Make a new playlist

Get crafty and curate a new list of songs to listen to for when you’re out walking, exercising, or doing chores.

 

DAY 17

Sort out some life admin

If you’ve had some life admin tasks hanging over your head, today is the day to sort (at least one of) them out.

 

DAY 18
Have a long conversation with someone

Talking it out is a great form of therapy. Find someone you trust and have a conversation about your life, your desires, goals, and dreams.

 

DAY 19

Refrain from complaining

Try not to complain about anything for a whole day. No ifs, ands or buts.

 

DAY 20

Have a dance

At a party, in front of the mirror, while cooking dinner – wherever you want to boogie, it doesn’t matter, because major endorphins will be released.