Mental Wellness Week
MENTAL WELLNESS WEEK FOR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FAMILIES
Presented by your Little River Counseling Team
Maryellen Finnigan and Amanda Bruce
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
STAY CONNECTED WHILE PHYSICALLY DISTANCING
- Learn 6 ways to stay connected HERE
- View the togetherness challenge HERE
- Learn about the importance of social connection HERE
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.
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.
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!