In today’s world, we’re often so busy doing, that we forget to take time out to just
be and look after our wellbeing. If this sounds like you, maybe the following simple tips for wellbeing can support you.
Being creative can improve both your mood and self-esteem. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel you’re very artistic, just have a go at something and see how good it can make you feel.
Value yourself and others
Spend time to reflect on what you’re good at and the things you’ve done well. Be kind to yourself and to others, and try to see the good in everyone.
Keep physically active
Exercise has been proven to lower levels of anxiety and depression as well as improving your fitness level. Go out for a walk at lunchtime or take up an activity or sport that gets you out of breath. 5 times a week is the ideal but any physical exercise is good for you and will really make you feel good.
Learn new skills
Try something new! Achieving a goal you’ve set yourself can really help to increase your self-confidence and help you feel more positive about the future. Why not give yoga a go or learn how to meditate?
What we put in our mouths can have a big impact on our mood so choose healthy foods to boost the way you feel and your energy levels. Try to stay away from sugary foods that will make your blood sugar levels soar and then crash.
Care for yourself
Set aside some time for yourself to do something you enjoy such as a hobby, a walk, reading a good book or spending time with friends. Light your favourite scented candle and simply savour the smell for a while, or look through your favourite photos.
Keep in touch
Research shows that people who spend time with their family, friends and colleagues have increased wellbeing. Reach out to those close to you and reap the benefits of social contact.
Take a break
Make sure you book time off throughout the year. This will give you things to look forward to and ensure that you take a well-earned break.
Being involved in a fun event or a project can lead to new skills, making new friends and a sense of fulfilment. Be part of something good!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you’re feeling pressure at home or at work, make sure you take the opportunity to discuss your feelings with family, friends, colleagues or your line manager. This will help prevent unnecessary stress and anxiety building up.