Embracing Movement for Mental Wellness: Our Commitment During Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

As Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 approaches, the importance of prioritising mental wellness in our fast-paced lives becomes increasingly clear. From May 13th to May 19th 2024, this important event provides an opportunity to delve deeper into the importance of mental well-being, with this year’s theme being “Movement: Moving for Our Mental Health.”

Karen Blake Coaching understands the various challenges that people face when incorporating movement into their daily routines. Whether our clients face psychological barriers, physical health concerns, financial constraints, time constraints, or environmental factors, we are committed to assisting them in overcoming these challenges and prioritising their mental health.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we not only celebrate movement but also offer assistance to those who face challenges. We encourage everyone to improve their mental health by making small, manageable changes to their lifestyles. Every step, whether it’s a five-minute walk, mindfulness practice, or participation in community exercise options, helps to improve mental health.

Running a business has its share of difficulties and demands, so I’ve made a personal commitment to making movement a part of everyday life. For example, taking frequent walks around Merthyr Town offers not only exercise and fresh air, but also great chances for social interaction and business collaboration with other local businesses. These walks help me clear my mind, recharge, and prioritise my mental health, allowing me to better serve our clients and lead our teams.

Here at Karen Blake Coaching, we are confident that by encouraging open discussions about mental health and promoting small, manageable changes, we can make a significant difference in our own and other people’s lives. Let us join together as a community during Mental Health Awareness Week to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and support one another on our journey towards better mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024: Our Journey with Movement and Well-being

Movement and Mental Health Tips

1. Start Small and Build Consistency: Make small, manageable changes to your routine, such as taking short walks during breaks or practicing brief mindfulness exercises. Consistency is key, so make these activities a regular part of your routine. Gradually increase the duration or intensity of your movement practices to improve your mental health.

2. Find Activities You Enjoy: Explore different types of movement and choose activities that you truly enjoy. Whether it’s dancing, hiking, yoga, or gardening, doing something you enjoy can help you stick to a regular practice. Experiment with different options until you find what works for you, and don’t be afraid to change things up to keep things interesting.

3. Seek social support and accountability: Share your intention to prioritise mental health through movement with friends, family, or co-workers. A support system can help you stay motivated and accountable for your goals. Consider attending a group fitness class, taking part in walking challenges with co-workers, or simply sharing your progress with loved ones. Connecting with others who have similar goals can provide motivation and inspiration along the way.

Mental Health FoundationTips for Moving More (download PDF by clicking the link)

Join us in advocating for mental health. Together, let us work to improve our mental health.

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