When we grow as individuals, we've learned from experiences and use them to become better people, for both ourselves, the people that we love the most, and the community in which we live. Mental health cleansing is an important aspect of personal growth. Life is sometimes overwhelming and can get the best of our mental health, even when we sometimes think things are perfectly fine.

Cleansing your mental health doesn’t require a therapist or psychiatrist (though, there’s little question to the benefits these experts provide,) but rather a desire and dedicate to improve your well-being.

Surprisingly, cleansing and improving your mental health could be as simple as engaging in fun activities that you find enjoyable. When we neglect to enjoy the pleasures that life offers, it dulls our visions and dissipates our mental health.

All work and no play is no fun, as they say, and this statement very much rings true. It is imperative that time is taken to enjoy life. Whether you live in a big city or a small town, open your eyes and discover an abundance of opportunity that is around you and get out there to live life to the fullest.

Better Yourself

Stress is known as the silent killer as it includes a number of underlying symptoms that affect the cardiovascular health and other important organs in the body. It is important to learn how to manage the stress that you experience. Furthermore, you must take care of yourself, body, mind, and soul. Participate in yoga or meditation, surround yourself with happy, positive people, eat right, and make sure that you drink plenty of water each and every day.


Exercising helps improve your mood as you get in shape, so it is doubly beneficial! You can head to the gym each day to get your workout on or if you prefer the discreet comforts of your home, plan activity around that location. Exercising releases endorphins that have a morphine-like effect on the brain. These endorphins instantly increase the mood.

Listen to Music

Music is revitalizing and always helps take you away from the real world, if only for a moment. Turn on tunes that reveal sweet memories and put a smile on your face. When the music is turned loud, put on your dance shoes and further enhance the mood. Research shows that dancing reduces depressive mood as it increases endorphins. Don't worry if you lack Chris Brown dance skills; just get out there and have fun.

Take a Hike

A hike can easily turn into a scavenger hunt, even if you set out only to discover nature’s greatest treasures. Taking a hike serves as a form of exercise and helps you get outside and take in some of the fresh air and sunshine that also improves your mood and overall well-being. It is anyone’s guess what you will discover during your hike, but what is known is that you’ll come back home with a smile on your face.

Final Thoughts

Life is sometimes overwhelming and can certainly take a toll on our overall well-being, including your mental health. It is imperative to keep your mental health intact and avoid the stressors that can trigger conditions like depression and anxiety. Enjoy the activities above and keep your mental well-being in tip-top shape!

Author's Bio: 

Brad is a regular contributor to numerous websites within the health & beauty industry. He also loves writing about video games almost as much as he loves playing them. Brad is the founder and creator of littlestbookshelf.com, where children's books are regularly reviewed.