If ocean dips and trail walks combined with a whole lot of self-kindness and support sounds like your kind of vibe, register now for headwear specialists, Fractel’s ‘Be Kind to Your Mind’ three-week challenge to shed light on mental wellness when paired with physical activity.

What is the challenge?

The challenge is to be kind to our minds! We all know getting outdoors is vital for our mental health and wellbeing. Hitting the trails, summiting mountains, pitching a tent or swimming in the ocean is nature’s goodness at its finest, and timeout for our busy minds. We challenge ourselves every day but how often do we challenge ourselves to be kind to our minds?

What can I expect if I sign up?

  • Daily guided meditation
  • Combined running & nature immersion
  • Acts of self-kindness
  • A safe space for sharing via a private Facebook group
  • Live video calls with engaging guest speakers
  • A printable calendar to track your progress
  • First access opportunity to Fractel’s Mental Health Capsule

Join Fractel and donate to Batyr, pioneers in prevention and stigma reduction for mental health.

How important is it to get outdoors?

With the average Australian spending 90% of their time indoors and kids ‘glued to their screens’ for up to ten hours a day, according to the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, getting outdoors is crucial for boosting our physical and emotional wellbeing.

The Nature Conservancy Australia says spending time in nature and ‘greendesking’ (the practice of working in the natural environment) for just 30 minutes a day can have a positive impact on mental health states such as anxiety and depression. Greendesking can be as simple as a walk in the park to come up with a creative idea for a new project, taking your reading material to a shady tree or holding a meeting outdoors instead of inside the usual four walls.

Who is Fractel?

Fractel makes the ‘world’s best hats’ – running hats, headbands, and beanies for all sporting and outdoor occasions. Founded by Matt Niutta, a passionate runner who loves being outdoors and spends most of his time on foot, these natty hats were born of his love for being active. Feeling inspired?

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Feature photo thanks to @mattwisemanmedia