6 Tips to Boost Your Mental Hygiene
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For many of us, the past year has been a whirlwind of adapting to change. But the one thing we have full control over is our mental hygiene. Your wellbeing is more than just the right products, it’s also the right mindset and habits. This idea of mental hygiene is creating healthy habits that maintain a positive mindset and bring joy to your everyday routine. Follow our 6 tips below to boost your mental hygiene and you’ll be glowing from the inside out in no time.
Say “Girl, Bye” to Small Stressors
It takes a lot to be able to identify something in your life that isn’t serving you anymore, but once you do, a whole new world opens up! This can be challenging if you’re a people pleaser or a work-oholic, but to identify the true source of stress in your life, you should look closely at your habits, attitude, and excuses.
Do you sometimes blame stress as temporary? “I’ve got a million things going on this week!” But really, when was the last time that you took a breath? We’ve been there too.
Start by taking an inventory of everything in your life and separating it into two categories: what’s bringing you joy and what’s bringing you stress. Start small, but by slowly eliminating the stressors in your life, you’ll begin to find your mental clarity.
Prioritize Your Health
It’s never too late to start putting your health first. Incorporating a wellness ritual into your everyday routine can not only improve your mental hygiene but benefit your overall health. Whether you’re looking to ease some stress or relieve anxiety, there’s something for everyone in our line of CBD wellness products. Consistency is key, and with our Ritual+ subscription, you’ll never run out of your favorite product.
What you’re putting into your body is the key to overall health. Be sure you’re incorporating as many fruits and vegetables as you can and non-processed whole foods. Keeping a food and mood diary will help you to see how you feel after certain foods so you can adjust your diet and feel like your best self.
Exercise not only helps you look good on the outside, but the endorphins that exercise produces will really give your mental hygiene a boost. If you’re new to exercising, start small and build your way up. Finding a type of exercise you enjoy will help you look forward to workouts, rather than finding an excuse to skip them. Need a little push? Join a virtual challenge. FIT By Katy offers seasonal challenges for every level of fitness.
Connect with Others
By nature, we’re social creatures. Although being around others has looked a little different for the past year, there are still plenty of ways to connect with others whether you’re ready to head out into the world or not.
If you’re still sticking to staying in, join a Facebook group for a new hobby you picked up this year. Maybe you have a guilty pleasure for reality TV or just started working on your cooking skills, there’s a virtual group out there for you.
If you’re ready to venture out, plan a pizza-making night for you and your girls, or join a new fitness studio in town. Connecting with others, whether virtually or in person, will keep your mood and mental health up.
Nothing recharges us like fresh air and sunshine! Research shows that 20 minutes of fresh air boosts your energy as much as one cup of coffee! Take a midday break and go for a walk around your neighborhood or in a nearby park. Not only will you pump up your energy, but your Vitamin D as well, which is essential for a well-functioning body. Take a moment to slow down and stop to smell the roses whenever you get the chance to. Natural smells like flowers, freshly cut grass, and pine are proven to make you feel calmer and more relaxed. Combined with a regular CBD ritual, you’ll be connected to nature in more ways than one.
Celebrate Your Wins
When was the last time that you patted yourself on the back for a job well done? Even if it’s a small win, like folding your laundry right away rather than letting it pile up on *that* chair in your bedroom (we all have one!). A win is a win and they are worth celebrating.
Try keeping a journal of your daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Being able to reach them and celebrate it will give you that motivation to keep pushing forward. Onyx + Rose includes a journal in your first Ritual+ order. Eliminate that inner negative voice that brings you down and learn to speak positively to yourself. Keep a list of strengths that you bring to the table in your work life, your family life, and to friends. We bet you’ll surprise yourself.
Practice Mindful Breathing
Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment. Breathing is something we do without having to think about, but when you zone in and focus on your breath, you can alleviate stress and more in just a few minutes.
Take some time every day to sit quietly and focus on your breath. Notice your breathing rhythm and how your body feels. If your mind wanders, that’s ok. Just bring it back to the moment and refocus. Mindful breathing and meditation can lower high blood pressure, reduce depression and burnout, and help to regulate your body’s reaction to stress and fatigue. Plus, it’s a great way to start your day and boost your mental clarity.
Our daily lives can be pretty hectic and taking care of your mental hygiene is one of the best forms of self-care there is. With our 6 tips and a well-rounded Onyx + Rose CBD ritual, your journey to overall wellness is easier than you think!