Do Some Yoga
I’m sure we are all aware that doing any exercise, including yoga, is good for our physical health, but yoga especially has long been known to be hugely beneficial for our mental health. Practicing yoga helps to calm your nervous system, relieve stress and reduce tension, therefore helping many people deal with things like anxiety and depression, as well as everyday stresses. I love Yoga With Adriene on You Tube and have also been attending a pregnancy yoga class.
Cut Down on Coffee
Coffee is one of those things that is often reported as having both positive and negative effects. However, when it comes to our mental health, there is no denying that a stimulant like coffee/caffeine (especially when combined with sugar!) can really exasperate the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety, increasing nervousness and making it harder for our bodies to relax. So, try to notice if you are depending too much on your coffee fix and, as always, everything in moderation!
Let The Sun Shine In!
We are currently experiencing our hottest Summer in Ireland for over 40 years. As tempting as it may be to start complaining that it’s too hot, sunshine has a huge impact on our mental health and overall wellbeing, so…be safe, be sensible and stay hydrated…but for goodness sake let’s just embrace a good thing while it lasts!