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3 Ways to Enjoy Life and Enhance Mental Health

By Brandi Swieter 

Mental health is a serious topic that many people tend to shy away from, but mental health doesn’t only include those struggling with serious psychological issues. Though those are included as well, something as simple as stress and anxiety can fall under this category. Anyone having a tough time getting their mind right and feeling happy should try some fun ways to enhance their mental health. These methods may not be a cure, but they can offer some joyful moments that can help a person feel that all isn't lost.

Swinging

Twist on a tire swing or pump your legs back and forth on a typical swing at the park and you may experience a flashback to fun childhood memories. Swinging is a joyous activity that gives people exercise while also getting them outdoors, both of which can release endorphins and create a feel-good mood. Adding a swing to a yard is easy, and even a porch swing would suffice. Otherwise, visit various parks to enjoy the ones they have available.

Coloring

Adult color books have quickly taken over America. Rather than having to choose from the tons of children’s books available, adults now have pictures tailored to their interests that they can sit and color to relax. Coloring is a very therapeutic and fun activity that can take people back to their childhood just as swinging can. It’s an easy way to promote relaxation and de-stress to enhance mental health. Pictures with fine lines filling flowers, motivational words and images, and intricate designs are available.

Watching a Comedy Special or Movie

Taking time to laugh can be all one needs to free their mind from stressful thoughts. Watching a comedy special or movie could be the best option if you’re home alone with nothing to do. Even just a few minutes of laughter can burn calories and help ease stress. If there’s a movie you know has made you laugh before, watch it again to get some mental relief.

Adding some enjoyment to life can be a great way to improve mental health. While it won’t fix true mental health issues, it can help to ease some stress and lessen the worries put on the mind on a daily basis. Laughing and enjoying life will brighten the day and enhance mood for a better overall experience.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cary, N.C.

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