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Mental Health Month Tips

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Take Care of Your Mental Health Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month!

Throughout this month, embrace the idea of total well-being – when you care for both your physical and mental health, you can achieve optimal health and well-being, as one affects the other. These quick tips and tricks (broken up by each day of the week for a fun spin) can empower your mental health as you start or continue your journey toward a happier and healthier you:

Mindful Monday

Take some extra time to be present in the moment. With screens, social media, and everything else that distracts us on a daily basis, it can be difficult to slow down and enjoy the “now.”

  • Observe nature as if you were seeing its beauty for the first time.
  • Sit quietly and focus on your breathing to keep you in the present moment.
  • Slowly eat a treat you enjoy, taking time to experience why you like it.
  • Negative thoughts? Write down at least two good things that happened that day.
  • Take a moment to analyze your body. Sitting still, start from your toes and slowly move up to your forehead, analyzing every feeling or sensation you experience throughout the process.
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Strengthen your mind-body connection, improve your focus, and enhance your emotional and physical health with guided meditations. You can download the EFR app for guided meditation practices at your fingertips! 

Good News Tues

Today’s world can be stress-inducing and depressing – even with just the swipe of a finger. Make an effort to surround yourself with good news to keep you focused and looking ahead.

  • Unplug for one hour; don’t let depressing news headlines distract you from the present beauty that is in the world.
  • Schedule a future mental health day or mini vacation. What doing nothing can do for you blog
  • Make weekend plans to have something to look forward to this week.
  • Journal about the positive things that happened today. Gratitude blog
  • Share something light-hearted on social media to lift up your circle.

Strengthen your mind-body connection, improve your focus, and enhance your emotional and physical health with guided meditations. You can download the EFR app for guided meditation practices at your fingertips! 

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