Our 8 Tips For Nurturing Your Mind & Soul This Mental Health Awareness Month

May 25, 2024by Sierra Lewis
A woman writing, text reads as 8 tips for nurturing your mind and soul


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of mental well-being and raise awareness about mental health issues. At New Origin Shop, we believe in nurturing your body, mind, and soul. This month, we’re sharing tips and resources to support your mental health and some of our favorite products designed to help you find peace and balance in your daily life.

8 Tips for Supporting Your Mental Health

1. Practice Mindfulness and Affirmations

A journal with the words I am the author of my own story


Being mindful is a powerful tool for staying present and connected. Start your day with a few minutes of conscious breathing or meditation. Pair this with positive affirmations to boost your self-esteem and reshape negative thought patterns. These small rituals can transform your mindset and set a positive tone for your day.

Our recommendations:

Inner Brilliance Affirmation Deck: Start your day with positive affirmations to set a hopeful and resilient tone. Our Inner Brilliance Affirmation Deck offers powerful statements to boost your confidence and self-love.

Fortunate Goods Affirmation Card Deck: Negative self-talk sucks. But, like any bad habit with practice, you can make major improvements.  



2. Engage in Grounding Techniques

A woman with red hair smelling a candle


Grounding techniques help you stay connected to the present, especially during moments of anxiety. Try the 5-4-3-2-1 method: Identify five things you can see, four you can touch, three you can hear, two you can smell, and one you can taste. This sensory exercise can calm your mind and bring you back to the moment.

Our recommendation:

54321 Grounding Sticker: Keep this handy sticker nearby to remind yourself of the 54321 grounding technique. Identify five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste to bring yourself back to the present moment.




3. Create a Soothing Evening Routine

A black woman reading a book


Evenings are for unwinding and resetting. Ditch the screens at least an hour before bed and opt for relaxing activities like reading, taking a bath, or doing some gentle yoga. Creating a calming evening routine can help you sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed.

Our recommendations:

Soaking Salts: Relax and unwind with a warm bath using our Soaking salts. Infused with essential oils and natural ingredients, they help soothe your muscles and calm your mind.

Incense: Light some incense to create a calming atmosphere in your home. Scents like lavender, sandalwood, and chamomile are known for their relaxing properties.



4. Journaling for Reflection and Growth

A woman's hand writing in a notebook, with a cup of coffee and white candles


Journaling is a fantastic way to process your thoughts and feelings. Spend a few minutes daily jotting down your experiences, emotions, and reflections. This practice helps you understand yourself better and fosters personal growth and self-compassion.

Our recommendation:

night time journal

Morning/Night Journals: Reflect on your thoughts and emotions with our morning and night journals. Writing down your thoughts can be a therapeutic way to process your feelings, set intentions for the day, or unwind before bed.





5. Explore New Hobbies

A woman sitting on the floor painting on a canvas


Trying new hobbies can be incredibly rejuvenating. Whether painting, knitting, gardening, or learning to play an instrument, find activities that bring you joy and allow you to express yourself. New hobbies can provide a much-needed mental break and spark creativity.

Our recommendations:

hilton carter Wild Creations: Plant Care Tips & Styling Ideas

Wild Creations Plant Care: Tending to plants can be a rewarding and calming hobby. Nurturing a living thing can bring a sense of purpose and tranquility.

DMC Knitting and Crocheting Kits: Designed especially for beginners, this knitting kit includes everything you need to start your knitting journey with a fun simple project. 




6. Self-Care Rituals for Boosting Self-Esteem


Incorporate self-care rituals into your routine to enhance your well-being. Taking time for yourself can improve your physical appearance, boost confidence, and reinforce your self-worth. Whether using skincare tools like dry brushes, indulging in a spa day at home, or practicing gentle yoga, these activities can provide moments of calm and self-love. 

Our recommendations:

Zefiro Skincare Tools: Incorporate skincare tools like dry brushes into your routine for a relaxing self-care ritual. The gentle exfoliation can also boost circulation and improve skin texture.





7. Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

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A cluttered space can lead to a disorganized mind. Take some time to organize and declutter your living and working environments. A tidy space can reduce stress, enhance focus, and create a more peaceful atmosphere.

Our recommendations:

A purple crate flattenedHumber Storage Crates: The compact, stackable storage crates provides endless possibilities and fun to your organizational projects.

Living Without Plastic: Dive into books that offer guidance on simplifying your life and embracing change. 




8. Seek Professional Support

An older woman therapist consoling a woman patient


A mental health professional can supplement the practices above. Finding the right therapist can significantly impact your mental health journey. Headway is an excellent resource for locating therapists based on your insurance coverage, making mental health care more accessible and affordable.

Our recommendation:

Headway (not sponsored). Headway help you find a therapist that suits your needs and start your journey toward better mental health today. I've used the site and appreciated seeing the cost of each visit based on my insurance.


At New Origin Shop, we’re committed to supporting your holistic well-being. This Mental Health Awareness Month, take the time to prioritize your mental health with these tips and resources. Remember, taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. Explore our range of products designed to bring peace, joy, and balance into your life.

Stay well and take care.

Warm regards,

Sierra & The New Origin Shop Team

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