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Summer is the best season for improving mental health

Mental health in summer

Mental health is something that can be up and down for a number of reasons. It’s not always something you can control or avoid, however, you’re in control of how you decide to handle it. The summertime is the best opportunity to treat yourself and make some serious improvements to your mental health.

No one wants to be stuck inside their head when the weather is so nice outside, and there’s a lot to gain from simply getting out – even if you’re spending some time to yourself!

Of course, there are some mental health issues that can’t be solved by getting out and about and may be the result of something more serious. You can learn more about these issues by visiting

Time to explore

Going out in the winter can be boring and dull, as well as uncomfortable due to the cold. The summer is the time to change that. It’s a great time for you to get out and appreciate the world around you, and there are always nearby attractions and parks you can visit to go for a walk. 

Consider going for daily walks or runs and just clearing your mind, and it will help you to feel better each and every day. You might not be able to get rid of all of the negativity that you’re experiencing, but adding some positivity surely won’t hurt!

Immerse yourself in nature

Nature has always been something to inspire better mental health in individuals, as it’s a good way to give you a better perspective on life. Being out in nature away from the usual environment gives you a new look at how things are, and how far you’ve come. It’s quiet, it’s peaceful, and there’s nothing that needs to be done.

You don’t have to do this alone, and going out for a picnic in a secluded area can be a wonderful activity that you should aim to do at least once each summer that comes around!

An increase in Vitamin D

When the sun hides away for a few months, it’s not uncommon for people to experience a Vitamin D deficiency. Without the sun, there aren’t many other sources where you can get an excessive amount of it. Unless you’re taking vitamin D supplements, you’re going to be feeling the side effects.

Giving yourself more time outside now that the summer is here is going to give your body more opportunity to intake vitamin D, and you’ll feel much better as a result. Depression is one of the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency, so it’s something you should always be wary of.

A lot more opportunities for summer activities

Summer is the perfect opportunity to take part in things like hiking and cycling, and you can explore so many nice new areas with these activities. There are also going to be a lot more people interested in them around this time of year if you prefer to enjoy them with others.

3 thoughts on “Summer is the best season for improving mental health”

  1. Emer Ní Chorra

    Summer time is definitely when I feel my best, thanks for sharing. I’m new here and happy to make new connections. Emer

  2. It is sizzling down here in the summers, so actually the other times of the year are more comfortable for those of us living in Houston and other hot Southern places. That being said, getting out in nature is always good for mental health.

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