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Things You Can Do Right Now For Mental Health

Angela von Detten

This year has brought its fair share of highs and lows. These emotions can be hard to process and at times may be overwhelming to identify. In honor of World Mental Health Day that was just a few days ago, I wanted to bring attention to, and break down the stigmas surrounding mental health. It is okay to ask for help when you are hurting and it's okay to put yourself first! Here are things you can do to provide a sense of control in your life. When feeling overwhelmed it's important to take a step back and allow yourself to not only feel but find a way to feel better.

1. Schedule that Appointment you have been Putting off.


​​​​​​​Have you been putting off that trip to the dentist? Annual physical? Dermatologist appointment?

Make that important appointment & add it to your calendar!

​​​​​​​If you have a scheduled appoinment with yourself to do something, it's going to be more difficult to break that!

2. Mindful Breathing.


Have you ever noticed how when you take a moment to just breathe, you suddenly feel more relaxed?

We often forget the importance of just taking a deep breath through out the day. Breathing can truly help reduce anxiety & stress.

Here are 10 cool breathing exercises you can try right now! 

3. Daily Reminders to Yourself.


We all need a little assurance here and there!

Daily affirmations are a great way of reminding yourself that while at the moment things may be tough, you will come out on the other side as a stronger person.

Pick a few affirmations that resonate with you and practice saying them out loud, try writing them down, or even use one as your wallpaper.

Download your affirmations here!

4. Watch a Cute Animal Video. 


Guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

There are so many adorable & funny videos out there you can search on youtube that will cheer you up!

Check out this post from BuzzFeed that includes 21 animal videos that will help you get through this day!​​​​​​​

Enjoy :) 

5. Get Some Fresh Air.


​​​​​​​Listen to your favorite playlist/podcast, take a walk or run, and just enjoy the fresh air!

With social distancing, many of us find ourselves trapped indoors for most of the day. Try putting some time aside during your day to get outdoors.

Fresh air can make you feel more happier, improve your blood pressure/heart rate, and overall give you more energy!

​​​​​​​It's incredibly benefical to get that sunshine & spend time in open air.

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