The busy season in South Florida is winding down and summer is on the horizon, so it’s no coincidence to us that Mental Health Awareness Month is in May.
It’s easy to get stuck in a routine with a schedule full of work, school, family and other personal commitments without ever taking a moment for a little R&R. Whether you prefer hitting the gym, getting pampered or simply being one with nature, take some time this month to take that much-needed mental break, right here in Downtown Delray Beach!
Here’s five top ways to unplug and practice positive mental health and wellness in #DowntownDelrayBeach!
- Get active
Set up a nice playlist, plug in your headphones and get moving! Taking a walk, run or bike ride along the beach is an easy way to increase your energy and revitalize your mind and body. If you’re looking for more structure, there’s always the option of hitting a gym or fitness studio and lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of options. Barre Envy, PurLife, Ride Delray and Slash Fitness are just a few places in Downtown Delray where you can work up a sweat and release the stress.
- Enjoy Nature
There’s nothing like the great outdoors and we’ve got the options to prove it! If the waves are calling your name, then Delray Beach is where you need to be. What’s better than swaying palm trees, the feel of the sand beneath your feet and sound of crashing waves to help you relax. We also have plenty of parks throughout Delray Beach, perfect spots for you to take a few moments to yourself. Veteran’s Park also provides a serene environment with a perfect view of the intracoastal waterway. Bring a blanket and book or word puzzle to stimulate your mind or set up an impromptu yoga session.
- Perfecting the swing
If you’re feeling competitive, then participating in sports is a great way to get the adrenaline going. The Delray Beach Tennis Center is friendly enough to make you feel at home, with courts large enough to make you feel like you’re playing alongside the greats. Play a casual game among friends or take a lesson from one of their instructors. If quiet precision is your style, then playing a round at Putt’n Around is exactly what you need. So, grab a snack and hit the course.
- Mind, Body & Soul
What better way to release the stress than to fine-tune your body? Enhancing your health and overall wellbeing is the most important way to practice positive mental health. Whether it’s a trip to Foot Haven Reflexology Bar or Acupuncture Zen, you’ll walk away anxiety-free and ready to take on the world!
- Be A Tourist
Sometimes if you need a refresher, a Delray Beach staycation provides the perfect mental getaway. Here in Downtown Delray Beach, we’ve got everything you need including hotels, restaurants, art galleries and museums. Put on your tourist cap and explore this village by the sea. Need some inspiration? Stop by our brand-new Visitor Information Center & grab some guidebooks while talking to our knowledgeable staff about all the hidden treasures you can experience in Downtown Delray Beach.