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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a walk in the outdoors
Clear your mind and re-energize your body with a scenic walk out in nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Declutter a messy part of your home
Or your desk, garage, or car. Clear space, clearer head.
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.
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.
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.
Give someone a compliment
It’s addictive, we promise.
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.
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.
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.
Refrain from complaining
Try not to complain about anything for a whole day. No ifs, ands or buts.
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.