Rather than getting on your phone first thing in the morning and checking the news or social media try starting your day with a mindfulness exercise. Studies show that engaging in mindfulness activities can reduce stress and result in you feeling more relaxed and centered. Some examples of useful techniques are the raisin exercise and mindful listening.
Get active! It’s easy to fall into a rut of spending all day on electronics with most summer events and activities cancelled. But, exercise is a key component of mental wellness. Find 30 minutes each day, to get active. Take a walk, work out, or go for a hike. You will feel better and your body will thank you.