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Mental Wellness Week

MENTAL WELLNESS WEEK FOR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FAMILIES

Presented by your Little River Counseling Team

Maryellen Finnigan and Amanda Bruce

 

May 18th

Mindful Monday

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS USING THESE TOOLS

  • What is mindfulness and how do I practice it? Watch HERE
  • How can I create my own self-care plan? Watch HERE
  • Would you like to learn more about Mental Health Awareness Month? Click HERE

 

May 19th

Togetherness Tuesday

STAY CONNECTED WHILE PHYSICALLY DISTANCING

https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-ted-talks/

  • Learn 6 ways to stay connected HERE
  • View the togetherness challenge HERE
  • Learn about the importance of social connection HERE

 

May 20th

Wellness Wednesday

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 8 DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS?

Emotional * Spiritual * Intellectual * Physical * Environmental * Financial * Occupational * Social

  • Mental health professionals encourage engaging in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily. Physical wellness can also take on the form of a facial, massage or a long bath. Learn how to make your own bath bomb HERE. Check out a cool workout circuit HERE.
  • It’s just as important to exercise your emotional health. For a soothing brain exercise check out this virtual feelings scavenger hunt HERE.

 

May 21st

Thankful Thursday

EMBRACE THE HEALING POWER OF GRATITUDE

  • Share how thankful you are for your family, teachers, co-workers, and friends by sending an email or text. Make a phone call or send a card the “old-fashioned way” by regular mail!
  • Write and deliver messages to local heros.
  • Take time to recognize things in your day that you are thankful for and write them down HERE
  • Before bed, listen to a calming guided meditation about gratitude HERE.

 

May 22nd

Festive Family Friday

FIND FUN IN FAMILY TIME

  • Cook a meal together by making an old favorite dinner or try a new recipe.
  • Schedule a family game night. For some fun ideas click HERE.
  • Don’t be a couch potato! Get outside and take a walk, hike, or bike ride together
  • Create a family photo album. Print those pictures out and have fun!
  • Serve together. Find someone who needs a helping hand. Mow a neighbor’s grass, pick up groceries for someone who can’t get out, or donate gently used toys and clothing to a local charity. 

 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

If you enjoyed these suggestions and want to kick it up a notch, click HERE for a 30 day mental health challenge!