Mental health and wellbeing is a hot topic these days due to the stresses and strains of our modern lives.
You may be surprised to hear that as many as 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems every year. The overall number of people with mental health issues has not actually changed significantly in recent years, but more people are seemingly finding it harder to cope with ongoing worries such as money, work and relationships.
We are, however, all different and what affects one person’s mental wellbeing won’t necessarily affect others in the same way, and we all have times where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.
But the great news is that there are little things that you can incorporate into your daily life that will help keep you mentally healthy and happy.
SMART Garden Offices supply and install garden rooms and studios across mainland UK. Here’s our top 5 tips for improving your mental health:
Exercise is essential in maintaining good mental health. Being active not only gives you a sense of achievement, but it also boosts the chemicals in your brain that help put you in a good mood, eliminating anxiety, stress and feeling tired. You don’t need to run a marathon or play 90 minutes of football; a short walk or some another gentle activity will be just as effective.
Sleep is really important for our physical and mental health. Sleep helps to regulate the chemicals in our brain that transmit information. These chemicals are important in managing our moods and emotions. A healthy adult needs around 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night and if we don’t get enough, then our bodies cannot function properly, and we can start to feel depressed or anxious.
Time for Yourself
Juggling work, family and friends can be difficult at the best of times and we never seem to have enough time for ourselves, so it’s important to make time for doing things you enjoy. If you like going for a walk, painting, doing the daily crossword or simply watching old movies, try to set aside time to enjoy yourself. If we don’t spend any time doing things we enjoy, we soon become irritable and unhappy.
Unfortunately stress is often unavoidable and part of our everyday lives, but knowing what triggers your stress and how to cope with it is key in maintaining good mental health.
Activities you enjoy, exercise, walks, playing with your pet or even writing a worry journal are great ways of reducing stress. A good way to manage your worries is to make a list and a schedule of when you can resolve each issue and often by breaking them down it will help you realise that they are manageable.
It is important to make an effort to maintain good relationships. Having friends is important not just for your self-esteem, but also for providing support when you’re not feeling too great.
Make plans with family members and friends or seek out activities where you can meet new people, such as a club, class or support group.
So how does a SMART garden room help with assisting you improve your mental health?
Well, the answer is exhaustive. By installing a SMART garden room or office you can:
- Create your very own garden gym – the perfect place to inspire you to exercise and only a few steps away from your back door.
- Install your very own garden office, cutting out the lengthy daily commute and free up some of your precious time.
- Set up your very own arts & craft studio, providing you with a unique space to do all the things you love, all set up and ready to go whenever you like.
So, it’s a strong case, creating your very own garden retreat, a space that is truly yours that you go to when you simply need time out, or to work, or to work out, that is surrounded by nature and available to you 365 days a year will undoubtedly assist your health and wellbeing.
What’s more, this is also one of the least stressful options in creating extra space as all SMART garden rooms and studios can be installed in just a few days all over the UK mainland, and will also add value to your property. Boasting full thermal insulation and unlimited double glazing, your garden room will soon become your most favourite space.
You can use them as arts and craft studios, garden gyms, offices, or just somewhere to escape the stresses of everyday life. If you’d like to know more about creating your very own garden retreat then get in touch with our team today by following this link and let us help you make your dream a reality.