Art & Soul: 5 Self-Care Activities for Your Next Mental Health Break

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Do your everyday tasks overwhelm and consume you? It may be time to go on that ever-elusive mental health break. With recent global events shaking up everyone’s routine, more and more people now realize the importance of taking care of your mental health. 

Whether you enjoy a little physical activity or thrive in medication, we have rounded up some self-care activities to soothe your mind, body, and soul.

Get moving.

You already know how good exercise is for your body, but did you know that regular movement can also be beneficial to your mental well-being? Engaging in exercises encourages  the release of endorphins that help relieve stress and anxiety.

Start easy and squeeze in some after-work walk. Elevate your exercise routine with some aerobic exercises such as jogging, swimming, and cycling for a total body and mind workout.

Pamper yourself.

When was the last time you took a pamper day? Loosen up those tight knots with a deep tissue massage at your favorite spa. Give yourself a makeover and feel good inside and out.

On a budget? Enjoy a spa day at home! Set the mood with your favorite candle, some relaxing music as you soak in the tub and set aside your worries even for a while.

Grab a meal with a friend.

Tick off that dinner out with a friend on your forever to-do list. Treat yourself to some fancy meal while you catch up on each other’s lives.

Ready to spill the juiciest tea? Host a dinner at home instead. Have your best girls bring a dish and enjoy each other’s company just like the good old days.

Grow a garden. 

Surround yourself with greenery and watch your mood improve. Studies show that being in nature helps reduce feelings of stress and anxiety–now imagine what growing for your garden can do!

Start small with a couple of easy-to-care for potted plants and some herbs. If you have space to spare, try growing your own fruits and vegetables. Seeing your garden bloom gives you a sense of accomplishment while you, literally, reap what you sow.      

Create art.

Did you know that creating art, or even looking at art helps improve one’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing? Creating art allows for healthy self-expression while managing stress. 

Stash a tiny sketchbook in your tote and doodle away, If you’re looking for a sit-down art activity you can do without breaking the bank, you may want to try out painting by numbers. Opalberry paint by numbers make the perfect art activity for painters of all ages.

With a selection of designs to choose from, pick any design you fancy and paint by following numbers on your chosen canvas (in rolled, framed, and event paint-on-wood options!) and start your handmade happiness today. 

Have fun creating and destressing!


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