Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Mental Health Awareness week is 13th – 19th May. This year the focus is on movement. This is something that is very close to my heart and is definitely part of my self care routine. My go to movement is walking in nature. Something I do most days. I love walking and being out in the fresh air, connecting with the earth, trees, flowers, plants, birds and insects etc. It gives me time to process things in my mind. The rhythm definitely helps and I walk quite fast but always mindfully. I pay attention to what is around me. Try to notice different things if I am walking the same route.

Other things I love are running, gardening, yoga and Qi Gong. I do some type of stretching and energy work most days as well. These can be easily integrated into your day e.g. stretching every time you get a cuppa.

See if you can increase your movement and notice how it helps you. You don’t have to go to the gym or do something you don’t like. Work out what movement feels good to your body and do that. This could be dancing in your kitchen, mowing your lawn or skateboarding. Just get moving :).

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