Life can be hard, especially in the last two years due to the pandemic. Globally, it has caused a spike in issues with mental wellness, with many young people reporting more concerns about their mental well-being than ever before.
In 2022, mental illness and well-being are at a peak. More people than ever are taking part in yoga and meditation classes; and wellness apps are being downloaded by more people, all wanting to achieve a bit more balance in their life.
However, you don’t have to spend money on apps or yoga mats to improve your mental wellness. Here are five great ways to carry out mental wellness in your daily life that work.
Reduce screen time
Computers are great. They offer people a way to connect with others around the world, and even a 4K laptop can allow you to compete in online multiplayer games with others, which is both fun and social.
However, there is a link between excess screen time and poorer mental health, especially related to social media. In order to enhance your wellness each day, set times for how long you spend searching and scrolling. This will help divide your day and allow you time to do other activities.
If you already exercise each day, great! But the majority of people do not, which can lead to weight gain, poor sleep, and anxiety.
You don’t have to go jogging to exercise: you can do yoga stretches in your own home, or walk to the shops instead of driving.
If you have the money, why not invest in some equipment to use at home? There are many fold-away exercise bikes that can allow you to work out from home, thus saving you money on a gym membership.
Drink more water
It sounds obvious, but drinking water is great for promoting a better sense of calmness.
Most people are dehydrated: they drink coffee, tea, and sugary beverages, which causes blood sugar spikes and caffeine-related issues.
Water, on the other hand, allows for better hydration and helps with digestion. Whether you have aching muscles, headaches, or any other health issue, it can usually be made better by sipping some water. You don’t have to drink plain water, you can mix juices in with it if you want a more exciting taste.
Eat more fruit and veg
There has been a drive in recent years towards education relating to eating more greens. There are many reasons why: fruit and veg are full of vitamins and minerals, they taste great, and they keep your skin glowing.
That’s not to say you have to cut all meat out. Just aim to up your green intake and see how your mood and well-being improve.
Learning is in our nature; almost everyone wants to learn new skills in their spare time, so why not give it a try?
Learning by yourself (or in a group) can give you a sense of accomplishment, as well as helping you to learn a new skill. For example, if you’ve always wanted to play the saxophone, there is no better time to start!