This month's #mymTips are all about self care in the summer
Relax outdoors. Grab a blanket and a book and hit up a park or beach.
Take your workout outside instead of the gym at least some of the time. Jog, bike, walk, swim, do yoga.
Drink more water. Staying hydrated is important, especially if you struggle with low energy.
Sleep outside with a friend in a tent, a hammock, a makeshift bed, whatever! Curl up and enjoy the warm summer nights.
Plant a late summer garden. Turnips, leeks & broccoli are healthy and ok to plant in August.
Grow some fresh herbs on a windowsill to spice up your cooking this summer!
Not everyone has air conditioning. Seek libraries, malls, community centres etc. to find shelter and feel well on those muggy days.
Don't blow off therapy just because it's summer. Maintain regular treatments to keep up with your mental health.
Wear bright colors! It's summer, so why not be bold and creative with your outfits?
If you're into sports, try out a new one that's adventurous like rockclimbing, surfing, or horseback riding!
Instead of buying produce at the supermarket, find a local farm and pick your own veggies.
Catch up or reconnect with an old friend. Feeling connected is an important part of our wellness.
Make a standing appointment for an outdoor walk with a friend or co-worker. Green spaces can be invigorating and reduce stress.
Take a road trip, it doesn't have to be far! Get a group together for a trip to the beach or exploring.
Keeping busy and having fun doesn't mean sacrificing your sleep. Getting enough sleep is super important for a balanced mood.
Volunteer in your community. Helping others and making a difference can have benefits on your own mental health.
Treat yourself to fresh flowers. They can boost your mood and enhance your environment.
Bored? Find new hobbies. Draw, create art, crafts, write, join a team, learn a new game, the possibilities are endless.
Journal idea: write down one thing you are grateful for each day.
Did you enjoy bedtime stories as a kid? Audiobooks can be a great way to forget your worries when falling asleep.
Try out some essential oils and see how they impact your mood or energy. Added bonus: lavendar is good for keeping away mosquitos.
Enjoy salty snacks like peanuts or pretzels, paired with water they can help to keep you hydrated!
Hard times can hit unexpectedly, even in summer. Download Be Safe on ur phone to help you make decisions in a crisis. besafeapp.ca
Gameify some outdoor time with friends/family. Find/make a scavenger hunt to do on a sunny day or warm evening.
Try to get outside of the city and spend some time just laying out and watching the stars as they appear in the sky.
Head to the park with some of the toys you loved as a kid: skipping rope, chalk, bubbles, etc. Let out your inner child!.
Take a break from technology, it can be super rejuvenating!
Being outside appreciating nature's beauty can be calming, practice nature photography or make sketches.
Go barefoot whenever safe and possible. Feel the earth beneath your toes and let your feet relax.
Go somewhere new. Whether a nearby town or a different part of town, explore new places, shops, streets & be inspired.
Make a pot of your favourite tea & put it in the fridge. A few hours later add some ice and enjoy your own iced tea!