October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and now is the perfect time to establish healthy habits that will help you thrive in the winter.
Here are just a few exercises you can introduce to your lifestyle this World Mental Health Day.
Take Small Steps to Organize Your Life
If you find yourself being overwhelmed by the world around you, sit down and write yourself a to-do list.
Be sure to include all the little things you have done throughout the day (such as making your bed or preparing lunch) to remind yourself that you are achieving things throughout your day that you might not think of.
Soak up the Warmth of Fall
Canadians often experience a lack of Vitamin D through the winter. This is a problem that you can help to prevent by starting up new outdoor workout habits when the weather is still kind.
Studies also show that being active can increase your body’s energy reserves, so as paradoxical as it may seem, staying active is the best way to avoid feeling exhausted all the time.
Reach Out to People You Can Trust
At the end of the day, the absolute best thing you can do to support your mental health during the fall and winter is to stay in touch with the people you love.
If you take the time to explain your feelings and thoughts to friends and family, not only will you feel relieved and supported, but they might also share their moods and struggles with you, letting you know that you’re not alone.
Fall is the season when vibrant colours give way to stark white environments, but there are things you can do to keep your mental health vibrant and positive into the new year.
If you want to learn more about building your mental fortitude, sign up for my Maestro Sessions module on Mental Health Matters to learn how you can maintain your mental health and wellbeing.