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Here's How Millennials Are Actively Taking Care Of Their Mental Health

by Jane Grant

Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.

Here's How Millennials Are Actively Taking Care Of Their Mental Health

by Jane Grant

Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.

Here's How Millennials Are Actively Taking Care Of Their Mental Health

by Jane Grant

Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.

Millennials are facing a host of physical and financial challenges that are creating a negative impact on their mental health. According to studies, depression is rising at the fastest rate in this generation compared with any other age group. Moreover, they are also known to be the loneliest generation as a poll has revealed that 30 percent of millennials say that they always or often feel lonely. Despite these challenges, millennials have made the greatest strides in creating awareness for mental health as they're more likely to actively seek treatment for it than other generations, and this has helped to reduce stigma surrounding therapy and counseling for mental health issues. But apart from getting professional help, this generation has also found different ways to cope with anxiety, stress, and loneliness in their everyday lives. Find out how millennials are actively taking care of their mental health and overall wellness.

They care for plants

Millennials are extremely lucky as they have access to a ton of online resources on health and lifestyle, and most of this millennial-centric online content and advice helps them know more about what they need to achieve mental wellness. But apart from getting help from the Internet, this generation also benefits from including more nature into their lives. Last year, a survey revealed that ,millennials are behind the rising demand for plants and succulents as they've collectively spent over $13 billion on gardening supplies in 2019. Though some may dismiss the gardening boom as another Millennial-driven fad, therapists say that plants provide owners a sense of fulfillment and purpose, which can help to ease loneliness and depression.

They get creative

Millennials are turning to art as a way to decompress after a stressful way. This is likely the reason why Bob Ross painting tutorial videos are suddenly getting millions of views on YouTube, and why calligraphy and bullet journaling are hot topics on social media. Activities such as drawing, painting, journaling, and sculpting allow people to express themselves in a creative manner while providing them with a healthy way to cope with negative emotions. Moreover, art can also be used as a preventive measure to stave off cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia, ensuring mental wellness throughout one's senior years.

They value self care

Having a spa day or going on a yoga retreat were once viewed as indulgent activities. But as millennials have made wellness an integral part of their lifestyle, getting a massage or learning proper yoga and meditation techniques have become as important as having a balanced diet and getting enough sleep. Taking some time for self care can increase positive feelings, boost self-esteem, and helps a person to feel physically and mentally well. The oldest millennials are turning 40 this year, and as they grow older, they continue to seek ways to cope with their negative emotions in a healthy and holistic way. Try these favorite millennial activities to reduce loneliness, stress, and anxiety, and see how they can help to improve your health and boost your happiness.

This article was written by Jane Grant who is a freelance writer. We thank Jane for this work.



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