Are you feeling burnt out? Unhappy? Ready for a healthy reset?

We’ve all been there before. And I know for sure I have been there personally. It’s not a good feeling. Trust me. But the issue is, we often wait till we hit this point before we decide to treat our mental health. Instead, mental health should always be a priority so we can avoid a burnout.

One of the things that I like to do at least once a month is take a mental health weekend. And today, I am going to discuss what exactly that entails and I’m going to help you build out your own mental health bucket list (if you don’t have one already). So let’s get to it.

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What is a Mental Health Weekend?

A mental health weekend is a weekend etched out in your schedule to include only the activities you choose to cater to your mental health. No work or stressful obligations. No need to tend to others. I am talking about a weekend to just focus on YOU.

Life can be so fast-paced that we forget to take a step back and just relax. We can become so used to stress that we struggle to return to a place of peace. And that’s the beautiful thing about a mental health weekend. You’re hitting that pause button so you can tend to your own well-being.

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to how you plan this particular weekend. It’ll look different for everyone. But the main idea here is that you are truly de-stressing. And a fun way to make plans without making it stressful is to just build out a bucket list.

You may not check off everything on your bucket list in a single weekend but you always have that list to return to for the next time you decide to treat yourself.

Ideas for Your Bucket List

  • Spa visit
  • Hike
  • Luxury bath
  • Yoga in nature
  • Start a Gratitude Journal
  • Picnic by the water
  • Stargazing
  • Watch the sunset/rise
  • Go on a retreat
  • Have a makeover
  • Buy yourself some flowers
  • Get a massage
  • Go to a comedy show
  • Road trip
  • Make a high vibe music playlist
  • Digital detox
  • Enjoy your favorite meal
  • De-clutter your home and/or car
  • Eat your favorite dessert
  • Try a new recipe
  • Create a vision board
  • At-home Spa Day
  • Have a meal with a close friend
  • Watch your favorite movie
  • Create a piece of art
  • Write yourself a love letter
  • Sleep in
  • Start a new workout
  • Read a good book
  • Do something that you really enjoy that you don’t always have time to do

 

Even if you don’t have the opportunity to do a full mental health weekend, at least try to schedule out a mental health day several times a month. This is really one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself.

 

Tell me in the comments below, have you ever treated yourself to a mental health weekend? What are some things on your mental health weekend bucket list?

 

Author

  • Briana Marie is a mental health and financial literacy advocate, and founder of Major League Mommy. In her spare time, Briana enjoys yoga, travel, and spending time with her Husband and two daughters.

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