Activities for a stronger mental wellbeing

Strong mental wellbeing gives you resilience in the face of life’s challenges and is something we can all benefit from. Fortunately, you can improve your mental wellbeing by making small changes to your daily routine.

Build your personal mental wellbeing activity deck

Below, you’ll find a collection of daily activities you can do to improve your mental wellbeing, listed on cards. You can use these activity cards as a tool to help you improve your mental wellbeing:

  1. Select the activity cards you’d like to try and create a personal deck of mental wellbeing activities.
  2. Practise 2-3 of your chosen activities each day.
  3. Check in with how you are feeling in one month.

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  • Connect more Connect more

    Call instead of texting

    Having a real conversation can have a much more positive effect on your wellbeing than sending a text. 

    Having a real conversation can have a much more positive effect on your wellbeing than sending a text. 

  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Try an outdoor gym

    You'll find free outdoor exercise equipment in parks and community places around Queensland. Jump on and give it a go, and don't forget to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

    You'll find free outdoor exercise equipment in parks and community places around Queensland. Jump on and give it a go, and don't forget to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

  • Take Notice Take notice

    Brush with the other hand

    The everday task of brushing your teeth is a perfect opportunity to practise mindfullness. Try focusing on how the toothbrush feels brushing over each tooth, the taste of the toothpaste and the feeling of doing this repetitive activity in a different way.

    The everday task of brushing your teeth is a perfect opportunity to practise mindfullness. Try focusing on how the toothbrush feels brushing over each tooth, the taste of the toothpaste and the feeling of doing this repetitive activity in a different way.

  • Connect more Connect more, Take Notice Take notice

    Be observant

    When taking public transport, or as a passenger in a car, disconnect from technology and simply observe your surroundings.

    When taking public transport, or as a passenger in a car, disconnect from technology and simply observe your surroundings.

  • Take Notice Take notice, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Take a different route

    Try taking a different route to work or university and pay attention to your new surroundings.

    Try taking a different route to work or university and pay attention to your new surroundings.

  • Take Notice Take notice

    Stay in the present

    Be mindful not to spend time worrying about future events or reliving the past. Direct your attention to what is happening here and now and you'll feel more at peace. 

    Be mindful not to spend time worrying about future events or reliving the past. Direct your attention to what is happening here and now and you'll feel more at peace. 

  • Get Healthy Get healthy

    Take the stairs instead of the lift

    Don't miss an opportunity to get your body moving. Every step counts towards your daily physical activity goals. 

    Don't miss an opportunity to get your body moving. Every step counts towards your daily physical activity goals. 

  • Keep Learning Keep learning

    Visit an art gallery or museum

    If you don't have any galleries near you or you can't get out of the house, why not explore virtual exhibits via Google Arts and Culture.

    If you don't have any galleries near you or you can't get out of the house, why not explore virtual exhibits via Google Arts and Culture.

  • Connect more Connect more

    Get out of your social comfort zone

    Say yes to a social event or outing you normally wouldn't go to. You'll meet new people, and maybe even make new friends. 

    Say yes to a social event or outing you normally wouldn't go to. You'll meet new people, and maybe even make new friends. 

  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Take Notice Take notice, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Grow your own fruit and veg

    Growing your own produce is a great way to help increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake.  Not only will it help you eat seasonally and save money, but gardening helps you stay physically active. Visit the Healthier. Happier. website to find out how to get your garden started.

    Growing your own produce is a great way to help increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake.  Not only will it help you eat seasonally and save money, but gardening helps you stay physically active. Visit the Healthier. Happier. website to find out how to get your garden started.

  • Show Kindness Show kindness

    Think before you speak

    Take a moment to pause before you speak to make sure your words are kind and positive.

    Take a moment to pause before you speak to make sure your words are kind and positive.

  • Take Notice Take notice

    Do some colouring

    Google 'mindful colouring' to find free printable colouring sheets. You're never too old to enjoy colouring in!

    Google 'mindful colouring' to find free printable colouring sheets. You're never too old to enjoy colouring in!

Need more support?

Practising your mental wellbeing activities regularly can help build your resilience so you bounce back faster when you’re feeling sad or down. But sometimes, you might need some professional help to feel better again. There are a range of services and organisations available to support you.