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Spring is way more than blooming flowers, warm rainy days, and sunshine. For me, it’s like the light at the end of the tunnel! Winter is very difficult to get through for anyone, but especially with depression and anxiety. I have felt so cooped up, agitated, and on edge lately and I know the environment has a lot to do with it.
So, if you’ve been feeling the same way and need some ideas for how to take advantage of the weather changes and boost your mental health, look no further!
- Walk as much as possible
- Find a DIY craft to make outside
- Open the windows as often as possible
- Take advantage of the fresh flowers and blossoms and make your own bouquet. I love cutting the lilacs from the trees
- Go out and enjoy the rain! Seriously.
- Pull the grill out and make some healthy meals
- Read a book or write in a journal outside. Try a mental health journal guide!
- Ride your bike
- Go on a picnic
- Go to the farmer’s market
- Go play at a playground
- Plant a garden
- Drink lots of green smoothies
- Use sidewalk chalk
- Go out for ice cream
- Clean everything!!!
Notice that a lot of the activities I added are kid-like things. It can be so healthy to revert to calming activities that make you feel free and innocent again. It can help make the issues, fears, and pressures in your life fade or disappear, even if it’s only temporary. The more you practice, the better you’ll become.
What is your favorite thing to do in the springtime?