Arm day, leg day, and . . . brain day? Yes! Total health and wellness includes taking care of your body and your mind. Because May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to take advantage of the chance to focus on improving and strengthening mental health.
Why is mental health important?
Did you know that mental illnesses are some of the most common health issues in the U.S.? Mental health plays a crucial role in a person’s overall health—it affects our actions, thoughts, feelings, relationships, and even our physical health. When your mental health is in a good place, you will be able to better manage the trials that enter your life.
How do you do the mental wellness challenge?
It’s simple: Do one task for each day of the month. It’s okay if you don’t begin on the first day; just begin with the task that correlates with the day you are on, or start from the beginning and go through each day until you complete the list!
This challenge isn’t only for May. Repeat it any time of the year when you need a mentally healing boost.
Remember that while we hope these tasks can help you find more joy in everyday life, they are not a cure for mental illness. If you are struggling with your mental health, please reach out to a mental health care professional.