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Improving your mental health is possible to do alone. You don’t always have to rely on others for social interaction. If you are an introvert, then you likely find it difficult to talk about your emotions with others. It can help to talk to people and seek advice. However, it is possible to improve your mental health on your own with these fun activities.

Attend an art exhibition

Heading out of the house and to an art exhibition is a great way to focus on the present, get in a cultural headspace, and enjoy some time alone. You can spend hours wandering through art galleries and discovering artworks from incredible people around the world. Although the era of COVID-19 has impacted many industries, it is still possible to attend art exhibitions and enjoy them. 

Looking into the work of Freddi Wald will help you understand more about how the pandemic has affected the arts community. If you are considering heading to an art exhibition and worry about the guidelines, you can discover more on her page.

Indulge in an evening of self-care

Practicing some self-care every so often will help you have proper relaxation time. Self-care evenings can consist of a multitude of things, depending on what you like. You could sit and read with some gentle music playing and low lights. Or, you could do the full-works and give yourself a facial, a relaxing bath, and an early night. 

When you feel low or anxious, taking time to relax and enjoy your own time will help you focus on the present and help you realize what you need to feel better.

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Exercise

Exercise is a great way to improve your mental health. It allows you to focus on the present and get your blood pumping. The more endorphins you release, the happier you will feel. 

You could go for a gentle walk or participate in a yoga or HIIT class. Getting some movement into every day is important and will help you maintain a happier sense of mind.

Painting

Whether you are a keen artist or not, painting is a great way to unwind, unleash your inner creativity, and focus on the present. We speak a lot about focusing on the present and it’s important as it allows us to realize what we want and needs to feel better. 

Painting allows us to release our emotions. You could paint a small picture or a large canvas, depending on the time you have. Through the artwork, you can create whatever you want to unleash how you feel. Getting it out through creativity is freeing and can help you feel much better and relieved at the end.

Cooking

Feeding your body wholesome food will guarantee to make you feel better. Instead of relying on takeouts, cook something delicious for yourself. 

You can create anything you want, spend some time alone, and at the end of it feed yourself with your own creation. Making your own food is rewarding and also helps you improve your cooking skills, which is a great way to achieve better skills and a better mental state. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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