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Change to Chill
Ever feel like you need to hit the reset button on your mental health —fast? Chillers are quick tips to help you recharge on the fly. Most take 15 minutes or…
Focus on your goals
How are you doing on your New Year's Resolutions? Keeping a list of your goals can help you stay on track and accomplish what you set your mind to, both big and small!
Sip some tea
Feeling overwhelmed? Try making yourself some tea and finding a cozy place to gather your thoughts. Check out our Tranquil Tea recipe! Here's what you'll need: ½ cup chamomile ¼ cup lemongrass ¼ cup rose petals Water Glass jar (or any container with a lid) Tea infuser or tea bag Teapot or another method for boiling water Your favorite mug
Keep moving forward
Not every day is a good day, but it’s important to remember there will be good days ahead. When you’re at the point where you think you may be having a very bad day, pause and notice the feelings inside your body. Are you heavy? Are you tight? Do you feel like you just want to give up? If you notice these signs, it’s time for a break and a Mental Remix. Click here to learn more!
Unplug for the day
Maybe it’s time to take a break from being on your phone, watching tv or playing video games. Taking a break from screens to connect with friends in person can be very beneficial to your mental health. It can help you be more present in the moment with your peers and create deeper connections. Take some time to step back and enjoy an activity without a screen!
Take a break from reality
A little time and a good book can help you clear your mind and recharge. Reading as a hobby can also expand your vocabulary and strengthen your cognitive skills. Reading can help you practice empathy towards the characters in the book as well. Reading reduces stress and is a good way to relax. Whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, reading provides a nice escape from reality.
Tackle that project
Are you doing any creative projects that help you destress? When we do activities that allow us to express ourselves freely, it can feel healing towards our mental health. Creating art can lower stress levels and help with your mental calmness. Check out our coloring pages and other activities to get started!
Make something tasty
Not only is cooking for yourself and others a fun and often stress relieving activity, it's good for your health and can be tasty too. Next time you whip something up, try incorporating healthy options. Eating healthy helps keep skin, eyes, and teeth strong. It also helps immunity and muscles, lowers risk of heart disease, and helps you maintain a healthy weight. On top of this, eating healthy provides your body with loads of energy and helps improve your mood.
Smile, breathe, and go slowly
Life can be stressful and overwhelming. Everyday stressors take a toll on our mental health, so we have to find time for ourselves and not let it build up. If you're starting to feel overwhelmed, take a pause, smile, then take a deep breath and move on at your own pace. And most importantly, don't forget to reflect. How can you process life stressors differently? What, if anything, can you do to prevent them? Remember that there is only so much you can control.
It's okay not to do it all
Sometimes we put pressure on ourselves to do it all. In reality, we're just setting ourselves up to fail. It's important to stay grounded and remind yourself that you're doing your best. So next time you're getting down on yourself for trying to do too much, stop and remind yourself you're doing the best you can and that is good enough!
Don't be afraid to try new things
We all know that trying new things can feel scary or intimidating, but that doesn't have to be the case. Participating in new activities, sports or hobbies gives us the opportunity to develop new skills and learn new things about ourselves. You get the chance to understand what you like and sometimes don't like to do. Stepping outside of our comfort zone here and there is what we're meant to do!
Happy New Year!
It's almost a new year, and that means new beginnings, new goals, and a fresh start! The new year is a great time to refresh and reset your routine. So ask yourself if you have any new goals you want to work on this new year, then try to brainstorm on how you'll accomplish them. 2022 is going to be great!
Take a stroll
Winter can be cold and a bit chilly outside. But that doesn't mean we need to be huddled up inside all season. So why not embrace the weather and take a stroll: Taking walks outside during winter has many benefits. Some of these benefits are better sleep, reducing stress, and more. So if you're feeling bored indoors, take a stroll around the block outside this winter! Maybe even bring a friend to make it more fun.
Come on, get dancing! Not only is dancing fun, but it can be a great way to relieve any stress or anxiety you might be experiencing. Dancing can be used as a tool for therapeutic expression and help to improve your mood. Dancing may also help with endurance and agility. So why not just take a break to have a quick dance sesh? Write down below your favorite dance move.