4 Romantic Mental Health Dates
By Brandi Goodman
Mental health awareness matters more than many people realize. You don't have to go about it alone, either. You can even plan a romantic mental health date with your significant other so the two of you can have some great bonding time that beats loneliness and promotes better mental well-being for you both.
Take a Late-Night Stroll
A walk is a simple way to get some endorphins released and boost mood when you're feeling down. Take a late-night stroll with your partner and each of you can gain the benefits the exercise brings. It can be romantic to walk in the dark under the mild illumination of the street lights. Much of the world is at sleep and it's just the two of you enjoying each other's company.
Go to a Comedy Club
Some may not think of a comedy show as romantic, but others will disagree. What could be better than spending the night holding hands and laughing together? It's an enjoyable date that can ease stress and really help your mental struggles. You'll be spending the night laughing with the one you love and forgetting about your worries outside of that room. Laughter is the best medicine, after all.
Volunteering can help those struggling to see the positive in the world. Make it a date and you'll get to help others while also spending time with someone you know and care about. It may help you see how good you have it compared to those less fortunate. It can also give you a sense of purpose and fulfillment. You can volunteer in ways that are enjoyable for you both, such as planting trees at a local park, helping with animals in a shelter, or serving meals.
Go to a Carnival
Seeing all the fun and excitement at a carnival can bring you joy. Go on rides together and spend time having fun. It can really work to ease stress and help you feel good. Enjoy a slow ride on the Ferris wheel for a romantic aspect, or have fun bumping into each other on the bumper cars. It's all good fun.
Enjoy some romantic mental health dates with your partner and let it bring you closer together. Even if just one of you is feeling disconnected or down lately, the experience can help you feel better connected and promote better mental health knowing you have someone willing to go along with you.
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