The summer break gives you desperately needed freedom and relaxation. All that stressful and exhausted exams not only squeezed all juice from you, but fried your brain as well. It’s crucial to give rest to your mind because mental health is as important as physical health. That’s why we advise you to use this summer break to unwind and regain mental health.
10 steps to improve mental health
Find people you can trust
It is essential to be able to talk out to someone you trust. Schoolmates may be not the best listeners or secrets’ keepers. So, find out whom you can trust, for example, a friend, a family member, a teacher and share your thoughts and worries. The burden becomes easier to carry when you share it with someone.
Don’t overestimate your efforts
Achieving goals is a good cure for your mental health. That’s why a decision to finish a huge project in one night hurts so badly. Summer is a time of freedom, but not anarchy. Set small and realistic goals, like to read 10 pages of a book or to control your time.
Go for something new
Use this break to try something you’ve never done before. Go for a trip, find a new hobby, or explore local spots, which you’ve always wanted to visit. Let this feeling brighten your routine.
Value your health
A healthy diet is not your favorite way to spend summer. Yet, try to add healthy organic food to your meals every day and see how your lifestyle will change for better.
Try writing a journal
Good old “Dear journal” phrase may help you to clear your mind and organize your thoughts. Besides, summer is the perfect time to sit down and dedicate time to yourself.
Active rest is incredible and full of emotions. However, after a stressful term, you should practice peace and relaxation. Spend some time simply lying with your eyes closed. You’ll be surprised with the effect it will have on your body and mind.
Start a new project. Bake a cake, build a birdhouse, paint a picture, etc. Focusing on a new challenging task relieves your brain from stress.
Yes, this is a task. You can make yourself happy by doing activities you like. Do something silly if it brings joy. Small things create the whole world.
Do not complain
Doing that deprives you of a chance to concentrate on happiness. Look for something positive in any life situation.
Summer is the time not to be a student, a worker, or an intern. It’s time to open your soul a let it lead you.