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Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental health is very important to us here at Helsbury. We understand the need for and the importance of taking a break, putting aside work and the worries of everyday life and unwinding, alone, with your family, or with your dogs!

At Helsbury we know how lucky we are to be in a secluded and gorgeous part of the world and we love being able to share that and give people a well deserved holiday and a change of scene, however we appreciate that for some people, taking a week or two out of their busy schedule is difficult and they may not have the ability to get away to Cornwall to relax.

Here are some ideas for what you can do to de-stress and help your mental health:

Go for a walk

Whether you’re a dog owner or not, going on a walk is a great way to give your mind a break from the chaotic-ness of life. If you live near a woodland or a nice footpath, this is the perfect thing to do to take some time for yourself. Even if you live in a city, finding your closest park and spending some time in nature will give you some well-deserved you time!

Do some yoga

I have found that yoga focuses my mind and forces me to forget about the things that may worry me. If you want to have some extra fun, get your dog involved! It may quickly devolve from yoga into playtime, but you will have fun all the same.

Do something creative

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, doing something creative; drawing, playing an instrument, painting or writing, can help focus your energy on a positive thing and refocus your brain from worry and unease. Remember, nothing you create must be perfect, it just needs to be enjoyable and give you an outlet for pent-up emotion.

We hope some of these suggestions helped, remember that rest and relaxation are extremely important to help prevent burnout and preserving energy. When you have a free minute, why not take a mindful moment and watch one of our short Youtube clips, you can see the autumn one by clicking here.