You’ve been working hard giving to others and now it’s time to give to yourself. It’s time for you to take some time to treat your mental health. Here are 9 things you can try to do just that.
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1. CalmiGo / Breathing Exercises
This seems like a simple one, but we so often forget to consciously use the greatest gift we’ve been given — our breath. Deepening your breath can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and reduce your stress hormone levels. So I highly recommend trying one of these breathing exercises.
And if you really want to take your breathing exercises up a notch, I highly recommend purchasing a CalmiGo. I am literally obsessed with my CalmiGo. It’s a drug-free tool you can use to achieve a state of relaxation at any time throughout the day even when on the go.
I bring my CalmiGo with me everywhere! It quickly helps melt away my stress and anxiety through the power of breath and aromatherapy. I currently use the peppermint scent with my device and it is an absolute delight. The multi-sensory stimulation really helps me to get grounded during those moments when I need it most.
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2. Dr. Danielle Joy Assist Supplements
I am a huge fan of Dr. Danielle’s Joy Assist supplements and you may have seen me raving over these little rays of sunshine on my Instagram.
While the bottle recommends taking 4 capsules a day, I only take 2 capsules a day and have noticed great results! It wasn’t like a magical overnight transformation. It was more of a gradual change in my overall mood that I didn’t even notice at first. One day my husband pointed out that I had been so much more cheerful, and that’s when it hit me. I actually have been feeling pretty damn good!
Clearing out the junk and ridding your life of stuff that is no longer serving you is just so freeing. There’s just something so liberating about clearing out old energy and making room for new (and better) possibilities. So when you’re feeling a bit down or overwhelmed, it may be time to do some decluttering. This will definitely be a treat for your mental health.
4. A Good Book
I’m a natural-born bookworm so I truly enjoy reading a good book. But I know not everyone is like me. So even if you don’t like to cuddle up with a good old-fashioned paperback or hardcover book, try finding an audiobook that resonates with you. I recently finished listening to Unf#ck Your Brain by Faith G. Harper on Audible and it was just what my mind needed.
I recommend you check out my Mental Wellness Reading List for a few ideas to get you started.
5. Starting a New Workout Routine
I’m a yoga gal personally (makes sense as I am a certified yoga teacher), but I do love to switch up my workout routine to keep things fresh and exciting. No need to force yourself to stick with a monotonous workout routine. You have options!
So when you’re in the mood, give a new workout a try. Go hiking. Go for a jog. Try a new piece of equipment at the gym. Find a workout partner. Just switch it up and enjoy yourself.
6. Writing Out a Gratitude List
Gratitude is one of our most underrated healing tools. A life without gratitude is a recipe for misery. Simple as that.
I like to write out a list of things I am grateful for every single morning. I also have a gratitude practice I do in the evening. Even if you’re not writing out your gratitude list, make sure you have some type of daily gratitude practice in place.
7. Watching a Comedy Special
As the saying goes, “laughter is the best medicine.” So if you’re looking for a special treat for your mental health, a good comedy special can definitely do the trick.
I personally love old-school comedy specials (when they were a little more raunchy and pretty much said whatever they wanted). That’s the type of comedy that seems to make me laugh the most.
8. Get a Massage
Therapeutic massage will not only help alleviate any physical pain you may have, but it can also get the body to relax and ease symptoms of anxiety and depression.
9. Buy Yourself Some Flowers
Show yourself some love and buy yourself some flowers. A beautiful bouquet of flowers can instantly brighten your mood and fill you with the sensation of love. So don’t feel weird about it. We should always give ourselves gifts. Don’t you deserve it?