4 Activities to Improve Mental Health #HowRightNow

 This post is sponsored by the #HowRightNow initiative, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Over the last year I've been working really hard to be more open about mental health and my own personal experiences with anxiety, while also advocating for my readers and those who interact with me on social media to prioritize their own mental wellbeing. 

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I've teamed up with the #HowRightNow initiative to bring awareness to mental health and those who experience anxiety, depression, grief, etc...  #HowRightNow is an initiative funded through the CDC Foundation and they're encouraging everyone to take 10-15 minutes to prioritize their mental health through an activity of their choice on 10/15/2020. You can head over to howrightnow.org to learn more about this campaign.

Did you know that taking just 10-15 minutes for yourself each day to do something that you love can have a tremendously positive impact on your own mental wellbeing? I have always been very passionate about taking the time I need each day to do something to fill my own cup, so that I have love and energy to pour back into my family and other relationships. Finding that time to go on a run, read a book, work on a project, or do something by myself has been so valuable to me, especially during this pandemic. 

Activities to Improve Mental Health:

Take a Break:

Over the summer when the kids were home all the time I would literally take my yoga mat out to the backyard and just lay in the grass for 10-15 minutes just to feel the warm sun on my face and to sit in silence. I can't tell you how amazing that time was for me each day and I think it's something I totally need to start up again!

Wash Your Face/Hands in Cold Water:

Washing your face and hands in cold water is said to relieve tension. This is seriously one of my favorite things to do and feels so good when I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. I love heading into my bathroom and just holding my hands under the cold faucet and throwing some in my face too. I can instantly feel some of the stress leaving my body! 


You guys all know I love going on my daily run. This is something that is crucial for me. I love getting outside and just running through the neighborhoods in my area. There is something so therapeutic for me when I'm out on my run where I'm just able to process through all of my thoughts while also getting away from everything all at the same time! For other people this could look like a group fitness class, yoga, going on a walk or hike, the sky is really the limit! Just get your body moving!

Take a Break From The News and Social Media:

There is so much stressful news, thoughts, and opinions online right now. Sometimes it's good to tell yourself that you're not going to consume that information for a day or two, and just step away and put your time into something else. I know for me I personally need those breaks from time to time, and have even found value from using the "snooze" function on Facebook to mute certain posts from my feed for 30 days. Setting up your social media to work for your and not against you is crucial for your mental health!

For more ideas on things you can do to improve your emotional wellbeing, head on over to the howrightnow.org website where you can see even more ideas on things you can do during your 10-15 minute break each day!

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