Taking care of your mental health in the Spring

A new year means new possibilities. Rather than dwelling on the past, use the start of this season to focus on all the things you can look forward to in the coming months.

  • Enjoy nature coming back to life after winter. Spending time outside makes a huge difference to our mental wellbeing. Take some time to yourself to relax and appreciate all the season has to offer. A bunch of daffodils brings cheer to any desk!
  • As the temperature warms it becomes easier to attend outdoor venues and gatherings, as well as taking part in outdoor exercise. Do your best to get out more, even if it’s just a walk around the block.
  • For some, getting a good night’s sleep can be hard this time of year due to the changing daylight hours. As good sleep is essential to keeping stress levels low, check out these tips to getting some much-needed rest:
  • Try to establish a routine.
  • Avoid using screens before bed.
  • Try to match your sleeping environment to your needs (experimenting with different light-levels, temperatures, and noise levels for example).
QUARTERLY WELLNESS CHALLENGE – GET CRAFTY!

Embrace the season!  Easter’s on the horizon and Spring is a great time to start a home project or pick up a new hobby.

Try anything that takes your fancy, be it painting, crafting, gardening, sewing or doing some DIY around the house.

Learning a new skill and developing your creativity helps to boost self-confidence and you could meet others with a shared interest who can open you up to a new community for you to be a part of.

 

Don’t forget you can access free Mental Health Awareness training support and  Stress Management – A Line Managers Guide through our website portal How To HR (management section).https://breathingspacehr.co.uk/how-to-hr/

 

KEY AWARENESS DATES THIS SPRING

Neurodiversity Celebration Week            14th – 19th March 2022
International Sleep Day                18th March 2022
International Day of Happiness                20th  March 2022
 National Walk to Work Day  1st April 2022
Stress Awareness Month  1st – 29th April 2022
World Day for Safety and Health at Work  28th April 2022
World Maternal Mental Health Day 5th May 2022
Mental Health Awareness Week 10th – 15th May 2022
Eat What You Want Day  11th May 2022
Learning at Work Week 17th – 22nd May 2022