5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health
It’s Mental Health Awareness week, so there’s never been a better time to check in with yourself and give yourself a f**king break!
We’ve pulled together 5 out of the box, natural tips to help keep you grounded:
1. Forest bathing
Basically, just get outside and take a min to enjoy nature… Go to the park or if you’re lucky enough (we see you Brighton) by the sea, sit by a tree, walk bare foot – feel that energy. And no, we’re not high - it’s a science thing. Studies have shown getting outside has positive physical effects, like blood pressure reduction, improvement of autonomic and immune functions, as well as psychological effects of alleviating depression and improving mental health. WHAT, get to the out the door, stat.
2. Write that shit down
We discovered a word, Sonder
Definition: n. the realisation that each random passer-by is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
How fucking empowering! We are all main characters in our own story so start journaling. Even if you’re writing in circles and have no end point, it can help you communicate your feelings without having to say them out loud (although we love talking too so add that as a wee bonus points). You want proof, we get it! The university of Michigan did a study that showed if you’re feeling anxious or worried, get these worries out of your head through expressive writing means that those cognitive resources are freed up to work toward the task you’re completing and you become more efficient.Bang for buck, THANK YOU!
3. Chill out with an introvert
Got a friend who’s a little more paired back? When you’re feeling stressed, anxious or down they’re generally the most comfortable with silence. If you’re all talked out… Check in and chill out! With more than a year of lockdown, you may have become a bit more of an introvert yourself, all you might need is to be present and near someone that cares about you.
4. Balance the budget
OK so hear us out on this one. We know this one feels a little random but, a LOT of womxn have faced financial hardship this past year. Women in the UK are more likely to have lost their jobs, or taken time off to support family. It’s understandable that the underlying financial emotion right now is high key anxious. If you’re feeling negatively, worried or even vulnerable about money or feel like it’s out of control – set some time for you to do a budget. Work with what you’ve got and putting your financial goals on paper is the best way to stick to it. Save money, save yourself some stress! When you look at your savings account it’s not pounds and pence – it’s freedom, fun and a f**king buzz!
5. Clap those cheeks
We’re talking about sex. Have sex. Do it - get slippery, get sassy, get sensual! Sex boosts serotonin, which helps improve your mood and fight off depression… and its fun. With your partner, with yourself. After an orgasm, the body releases the hormone prolactin, which often leads to drowsiness and a general feeling of relaxation. Comfort ultimately resulting in sleep is a common post-orgasm response. Yum.
6. CBD baby
We couldn’t miss this bad boy out; it’d be rude not too! We all have an endocannabinoid system that regulates a bunch of shit in your brain and body, and CBD gives it a wee boost. Balancing your mood, sleep, stress. Want evidence? Evidence contained HERE
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