Mental Health Matters

Mental Health needs care too; do a self-check in & try some healthy mind habits. What are your tips for de-stressing?

All things begin in your mind; dreams, fears, creativity, knowledge & more. With that much going on it's important to take care of your most valuable asset. Don't ignore signs that may be asking for some care & concern. This is the perfect time to self examine what's going and to take any necessary actions!

Start by talking about your feelings and not suppressing your emotions. Engage in positive self-talk, examine what seems to be going on inside. Once identified, unpack the various obstacles and think about the changes that can be made to promote peace in your mind.

This may not be something that fixes itself right away but at least the process has been started.

Remember everyone has down days and that's ok, but just don't fall into a blue slump. Your mind is very powerful so be sure to use it, don't abuse it and take care of it.

Establish good mind habits to get the best results so it will be ready for action when you need it most!

Try to incorporate some simple steps for good mind health. Start by asking yourself these self care questions:

Are you….

  • Getting enough sleep,

  • Drinking plenty of water

  • Balancing your food choices

  • Walking regularly

  • Communicating with other people?

I'm working on ALL THESE things and it a challenge!!

Do your best to cover these actions regularly & if you still feel off for a prolonged time period, it's ok & you should consider seeking professional assistance.

But let's work on improving, talking about validating feelings, and becoming the best we can be.

and breathe neon sign on tre
and breathe neon sign on tre



Summer is the perfect season to prioritize self care and focus on your well-being.

With longer days and warmer weather, it's easier to get outside and enjoy nature, whether that means taking a walk, going for a swim, or simply sitting in the sun. It's also a great time to try new activities that promote relaxation and stress relief, such as yoga, meditation, or aromatherapy. In addition, make sure to stay hydrated and nourished with fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and don't forget to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Whether you're going on vacation or staying close to home, make self care a priority this summer and enjoy the benefits of a healthier, happier you.

Steps for Summer Self-Care

Self care is an important aspect of maintaining good physical and mental health. Taking care of yourself can involve simple steps such as

  • getting enough rest

  • eating nutritious food

  • exercising regularly

It can also include more indulgent activities like taking a relaxing bath or treating yourself to a massage.

Practicing self care can help

  • reduce stress

  • improve mood

  • increase overall well-being

It's important to make self care a priority in your life and to find activities that work for you. Remember, taking care of yourself isn't selfish - it's necessary for a happy and healthy life.

woman wearing white-and-brown bikini set while sitting on boat watching island
woman wearing white-and-brown bikini set while sitting on boat watching island

Healthy Eating

Summer is the perfect time to focus on healthy eating habits. With an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available, it's easy to incorporate them into meals and snacks.

Salads are a great option for lunch or dinner, as they can be filled with leafy greens, colorful veggies, and lean protein. Grilling is also a healthy way to cook meats and vegetables without adding extra fat.

It's important to stay hydrated during the hot summer months, so drinking plenty of water and snacking on juicy fruits like watermelon and strawberries can help keep you refreshed.

While it's okay to indulge in the occasional treat, focusing on nourishing your body with healthy foods will help keep you feeling energized and ready to enjoy all the fun summer activities.

cooked vegetables in bowl
cooked vegetables in bowl

Staying Safe While Exercising

Summer exercising can be enjoyable but it's important to take precautions to ensure safety. One of the most important things is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after exercise.

Wearing appropriate clothing and sunscreen can also help prevent heat exhaustion and sunburn.

It's important to exercise in the early morning or late evening when the temperatures are cooler.

If you feel tired or dizzy, it's important to stop exercising and rest in a cool place.

Additionally, it's important to be aware of the signs of heat stroke such as high body temperature, dizziness, headache, and confusion.

By taking these safety measures, you can still enjoy your summer exercise routine while staying healthy and safe.

a woman doing a yoga pose in front of a body of water
a woman doing a yoga pose in front of a body of water
a woman riding a bicycle
a woman riding a bicycle