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Have you ever felt emotionally exhausted and helpless? Millions of people experience this every day, yet access to professional mental health care may be out of their reach. But there are steps you can take in your own home to support mental wellbeing by creating a mental health routine – similar to physical fitness routines – such as adding mental exercises into daily activities that support wellbeing no matter where we may live. In this blog post we explore the benefits of including such activities into day-to-day routines in order to strengthen one’s overall well-being no matter where one may reside.


Stress Relief


Stress is an inevitable part of life that can take its toll on our mental wellbeing. In order to successfully manage and alleviate our pressure, it’s essential that we develop a routine which includes activities designed to relieve tension – this could include yoga, guided meditation, deep breathing exercises, journaling, light exercises/ stretching routines and stretching as well as listening/ talking with loved ones/ friends about issues that cause them stress relief.


All these activities can be accomplished in the comfort of your own home and provide a sense of calm and relaxation. There are also various apps for smartphones and tablets which offer guided visualizations for soothing stress relief. By prioritizing self-care practices to manage our stress levels and developing healthier habits to alleviate tension, we can ensure our minds can flourish more freely while living healthier lives.

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Enhance Focus and Concentration


Focus and concentration are integral parts of our professional and personal success, and creating a mental health routine can help strengthen it even during times of distraction or chaos. Activities like reading, using organizational tools such as to-do lists and calendars, setting clear goals with deadlines or playing mentally stimulating games like chess can all help boost focus. Journaling also offers another powerful method to better understand yourself as well as what’s keeping you from reaching your goals.


Get into Nature


Nature can have a powerful and relaxing effect on our mental wellbeing, so take some time out of your home routine to go for a stroll outside, watch sunrise/sunset, or listen to birds sing – any one or more of these activities can help reduce stress levels, improve focus and strengthen minds. You could even invest in a garden room from so you can have a space dedicated to relaxation in the comfort of your own home.


Work on Your Sleep Quality


Poor sleep has a lasting impact on our mental health and well-being, which is why creating a regular bedtime routine is key to improving its quality and ultimately our mental wellbeing. Activities like taking a warm bath or shower before bed, reading calming fiction books before sleep time, journaling, meditation or listening to soothing music all create peaceful environments in which to rest more soundly at night.


By setting aside time each week to create a mental health routine at home, you can start building healthy habits that can support your overall wellness. Not only will you be better at managing stress but your concentration and focus will improve as well – two essential ingredients of success in every aspect of life! So why not give it a try now and begin nurturing your mind?


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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