Tips to strengthen your wellbeing
Boost your wellbeing
Looking after our wellbeing is not only good for us now, but it can also help us manage difficult times in the future. Over time, it may also reduce the risk of issues that could affect our mental health and physical health.
- Get to know yourself and what wellbeing means to you
It’s important to understand what wellbeing means to you and what you want your life to look and feel like. You could start by writing down what you notice about yourself when you feel energised, motivated, and happy. And, also what you notice about yourself when you feel tired, unmotivated, and low in mood. This will help you understand and recognise all the things that make you feel good and where you can make some lifestyle changes too.
Keeping a mood diary can also help with this – Daylio is a great app.
- Take time to participate in meaningful activities
Have you ever been so absorbed in an activity that the time has passed by without you even noticing? Taking time to do something we enjoy allows our mind to switch off and our happy hormones to kick in. This might include socialising with friends, gardening, playing a sport, or trying something new.
- Make positive lifestyle choices
We can’t be good all the time, but our lifestyle and choices are important. Making lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity, eating a healthy diet, prioritising self-care, getting enough rest and sleep will all help our sense of wellbeing.
- Manage your money
Planning and managing our finances in the short, medium, and long-term can help us to feel more in control and this alone can help have a positive impact on our wellbeing. Find more information to help you plan ahead and manage your money.
- Be aware of your emotions (feelings)
Finding helpful ways to express your emotions and talk about them is great for your wellbeing.
By becoming more aware of your emotions and the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and how you act or behave will help. Start by writing down a list of all the emotions you can think of and how often you feel them – then separate them into positive and negative emotions. The more we experience positive emotions in our life, the more likely we are to have a better sense of wellbeing.
When we talk about wellbeing, we concentrate on six main areas: MyHome, MyMoney, MyNetwork, MyLifestyle, MyEmotions and MySelf - find out more.
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