There’s no better time to do what’s best for you than right now. No matter how busy you get, it is always important to remember to care of numero uno. Even small activities can add up quickly to help improve your mental wellness. Fight your case of the Mondays each week for a year with these tips and activities to boost your mood, promote balance, thoughtfulness, and mental well being. #MentalHealthMondays

1. Meditate for 10 minutes
2. Take a 30 minute walk
3. Listen to your favorite music
4. Write a journal entry
5. Treat yourself to your favorite coffee drink (or tea!)
6. Get creative and try a craft project
7. Watch your favorite feel-good movie
8. Unwind with a coloring page
9. Put down your phone (and other electronics)
10. Take a warm bath
11. Commune with some animal friends, if you don’t have a pet you could always volunteer at a shelter
12. Get a few minutes of sunshine- don’t forget sun block!
13. Cook something new
14. Do something kind for a stranger- maybe pay for someone’s coffee
15. Eat some citrus fruit
16. Hold the door for someone
17. Play in the dirt- do some gardening even if it’s a potted plant
18. Take a picture of something beautiful
19. Burn some incense or a scented candle- Lavender is great of relaxation
20. Smile for no reason
21. Try a new form of exercise: biking, swimming, rock climbing
22. Sip on a cold glass of water
23. Write a thank you note
24. Learn about something new
25. Indulge in a treat
26. Watch a sunrise or sunset
27. Spend some quality time alone
28. Plan out something for the coming week- make lunches ahead of time, schedule errands
29. Surprise a neighbor or friend with a homemade treat
30. Make a list of 10 things you are thankful for
31. Tackle that project you’ve been putting off
32. Set a new goal
33. Explore a local landmark
34. Volunteer for a local charity
35. Clean a cluttered drawer or cabinet, even just organize your purse or wallet
36. Eat some leafy greens
37. Make long term plans- start your Christmas shopping early, or plan a getaway
38. Find something that makes you laugh, read a corny joke book or find a funny video
39. Do a nostalgic activity, read a book or watch a TV show from your childhood
40. Sort and throw out or donate unused items like clothes, books, or dishes
41. Spend some quality time with a loved one
42. Write down your worries
43. Spend some time at a library and choose a book that you’ve never read before
44. Look for the silver lining behind a challenging event or situation- maybe write down your ideas
45. Eat foods with omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, flaxseeds or walnuts
46. Write a letter of forgiveness, even if you never mail it
47. Join a group- either online or a face-to-face club that revolves around one of your interests
48. Assess your sleeping habits, too much or too little can leave you feeling off
49. Don’t be afraid to delete apps or social media connections that stress you out
50. Spend some time working on your favorite hobby
51. Work on a special skill-spend time improving something that you are already good at.
52. Take the stairs