May is Mental Health Awareness Month
-- a time to highlight the importance of mental health, as well as an opportunity to cultivate a solid mental health practice.
In previous articles, we have shared ways that music and sound can be used to positively influence mental health and overall well-being.
For the month of May, we challenge you to spend a little bit of time each day tending to your mental wellness.
Join us for a mental health challenge and use the resources below to incorporate music and sound to develop a practice that feels right for you.
Mental Health Awareness Challenge
Meditate for 10-20 minutes before bed
Get active -- try a workout while listening to house music
Take 15-30 min to practice breathwork
Try humming to stimulate your vagus nerve
Dance or move your body to afrobeats music
Experiment with vibroacoustic technology
Wind down while listening to nature sounds
Meditate while listening to binaural beats
Spend 30min to 1hr being creative
Shift your mood with an ISO playlist
Listen to focus music while working to optimize your workflow
Reflect on your day by journaling
Download a mental health app
Try deep listening to the sounds in your environment
Meditate while listening to shamanic drumming
Plan to go to bed earlier than normal
Start your day by listening to your favorite song
Listen to music with a friend
Spend 30min creating something that feels good
Have a phone-free Saturday
Listen to sleep music to help you fall asleep
Meditate while listening to nature sounds
Dance or move your body to your favorite song
Listen to 40Hz frequency
Go social media-free for a day
Deep breathing exercises
*try this new breathwork track from SHIVARASA
Try a community drum circle!
Go for a walk or hike while listening to feel-good music
Practice a deep listening meditation
Make a playlist that makes you feel good
Reflect on this month by journaling
Are you joining us for the challenge? Let us know @healthandbass :)