Micro Mindful Moments

This Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re shining a light on the power of micro moments for your mental health. These simple strategies can help relieve stress and boost your mood. Try these micro exercises and notice the positive impacts.

  • Start practicing gratitude. Change your mindsight by listing three things you’re grateful for. This simple action can transform your mindset and uplift your mood.
  • Moving your body can help boost your mood. Try a quick stand and stretch. This easy move reduces muscle tension and enhances circulation.
  • Nature can be a powerful mood booster. Spend a minute outdoors, revel in the sunlight and fresh air. Enjoying sunshine and fresh air can be a powerful stress reliever.
  • Channel positivity with this micro moment: Send a quick thank-you message to someone who brightened your day. Expressing gratitude can strengthen relationships and cultivate a sense of connection. 
  • Watch a funny video or recall a humorous memory. Laughter releases endorphins, which can uplift your mood and reduce stress.
  • Set a small goal, accomplish it in the next minute, and feel the power of achievement and motivation. Even a small task can boost your confidence and motivation.
  • Savor your food, a minute at a time! Pay attention to taste, texture, and aroma. Mindful eating can help you enjoy your meals more fully and reduce overeating.
  • Take a deep breath and repeat a positive affirmation to elevate your self-esteem and confidence, a key strategy for enhancing mental health.
  • Calm your mind and reduce stress by focusing on your breathing.
  • Positive shifts in outlook and increased contentment start with reflecting on what you’re grateful for.
  • Relax your body and release tension with a quick body scan. Spend 60 seconds doing a scan from your toes to your head. Notice how your body feels and try to release physical tension in your body.
  • Visualization helps with stress relief. Close your eyes and picture yourself in a peaceful location, letting the calmness surround you as you focus on the details of this place.