Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity for us all to discuss mental health and tackle continuing stigma. To mark this occasion, members of the DMO team have shared their top wellbeing tips!
"My top mental health tip would be starting my day right with exercise, meditation and journaling. In particular, I find going for a run a great way to clear my head."
"My tip would be listening to music that you love! I have a playlist of my most feel-good songs and I find that putting that on shuffle when I’m feeling low gives me something positive to focus my mind on, and usually manages to make me smile"
"I know I will feel better if I carve out the time to read at some point in the day. I am currently reading The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk."
"Changing my outfit would be my no.1 tip. If you’re in a bit of a motivational slump at home, a change in appearance, of colours and textures around you, can really pull you back into the moment."
"Meeting up with friends always boosts my mental health! This might be an obvious one but it's always effective for me - inviting a friend round for dinner is a go-to."
"My favourite self care tip is to get outside whenever I'm feeling a bit down. Going for a walk in the fresh air with a coffee and a podcast is my go-to."