Small changes can make a big difference in supporting our mental wellbeing from one day to the next. Here are some top tips to help keep our mental wellbeing in a positive place.
This is important for our wellbeing, so try to reach out and have a chat about how you’re feeling on a regular basis. It can be something as simple as talking to a friend, partner or colleague, sending a text/email or just picking up the phone.
2. Make life better for others.
Supporting others is both a worthwhile activity and one that can contribute to our own wellbeing. Helping someone else feels good as it gives us a sense of purpose and self-worth. Even small acts of kindness can make a big difference.
3. Feed your creative side.
Listen to your favourite music, pick up a paintbrush or put pen to paper – any activity that engages your creativity is an excellent way to support mental wellbeing. Creative activities can help manage stress, provide a way to relax and be in the moment.
4. Balance your diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
A varied diet can help both our physical and mental wellbeing. Eating regular meals can ward off dips in blood sugar that can leave us feeling irritable and tired. Drinking lots of water can improve concentration and helps us think more clearly.
5. Keep Active.
Staying active can make a big difference to both our physical and mental wellbeing: brisk walks to clear your mind, yoga to calm your thoughts or even a boxing session to de-stress. Try and fit activities into your routine and why not plan an activity with a friend or colleague.
Following these simple tips will look after our mental wellbeing so we are well placed to face the challenges life throws at us!