WHAT IMPACTS OUR HEALTH & WELLBEING?
There are a few universal factors that have a massive impact upon our mental health and wellbeing. These include physical factors, financial factors, career factors, social factors, community factors and spiritual factors. Each one of these can improve and decline our overall health and wellbeing. For most people it’s impossible to always keep each one of these factors perfect, life can bring about many changes and challenges. Therefore, we have made a list of three consistent things you can do to enhance your mental health & well-being no matter what life brings.
SCHEDULE IN SOME QUALITY ME TIME
Being comfortable in your own company is a powerful way to truly explore what makes you happy without any outside pressures. Many people will use quality alone time to tap into their creative or athletic side and find a hobby that they genuinely love to do, whether this is running, writing, or painting. There’s no better freedom then switching off from the world and finding a way to spend some quality time alone.
This doesn’t always have to involve finding a hobby. If you have a hectic schedule, you may find yourself needing to rest and unwind in your spare time. There are many ways you can do this, such as scheduling in a relaxing deep tissue massage or simply putting on a face mask and relaxing in the bath. Having a favourite sports massage therapist that you can rely on to lower your blood pressure and increase your serotonin levels will help you both mentally and physically.
GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Giving back to the community can help you to build a strong connection with others and can give you a well-deserved sense of pride and belonging. Altruism is an act of putting others before yourself which is not only fantastic for the people that you’re helping but can-do wonders for enhancing your own health & wellbeing. Giving back is a win-win for both the receiver of the help and the giver. If you search for volunteering programmes in your city, you’re bound to find a wide variety of local volunteering programmes in need of your help.
Here are a few ideas of how you can spend some quality time looking after those that need your help:
- Help at your local church
- Volunteer at your local scouts
- Volunteer at the homeless shelter
- Volunteer at the animal shelter
- Offer to pack food bank meals
- Visit the elderly
KEEP A GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Spending just 15 minutes a day to write down three things that you’re grateful for can significantly reduce your stress levels and drown out any negativity surrounding your environment. We produce 50,000 thoughts per day and 70% to 80% of those are negative. Spending a small amount of time each day making a conscious effort to focus on the positives can retrain your brain to ignore those negative thoughts when they arrive.
Thank you so much for reading! – xo N
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Lovely post 🥰
Thank you 😊
I started using a gratitude journal that also serves as a planner. I love and it makes me remember that I always have things to be thankful for
I know right! It’s such a great way to focus on the things you are grateful for. Thank you so much for reading ❤️
I love using my planner as a place for gratitude too!! 🙂
Because I teach, some days I give out so much mentally and emotionally – I treasure ‘ Me’ time. Wonderful post…
Thank you so much ❤️
This is so true about helping others! Such activity really cleanses and opens a second wind.
I know right! Thank you so much for reading 😊
I think I am going to start a gratitude journal. Thanks for the post, it was very helpful.
So glad it was helpful! Thank you so much for reading 😊
These are not usual points concentrating only on one aspect of health. But the health in general. As noted it is a win-win for one and the world. Great work ya👏👏
Thank you so much ☺️
Hi, have you tried gratitude journalling yourself? I’ve heard many times about it but somehow never tried.
I have! I try to do it every couple of days or at least ever week and it helps me reflect on so many different things in life and I would highly recommend trying it out 😊
This is so good 🙂
Thank you so much! 😊
I definitely agree with them!!
Easy and approachable
Thank you! 😊
Wonderful and insightful post.
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Thanks for sharing! Gratitude journaling is such an incredibly was to give back to yourself and appreciate the amazing things around you! 💕
My pleasure! I completely agree with you 💗
Thank you 😊
I love that you chose ‘give back to the community’ as one of the three – you’re so right that it enhances health and well-being but it’s often overlooked – great post!
Thank you so much! ☺️
The company I work for pays us 16 hours a year to go out and volunteer. I feel so lucky to work for a company that offers this incentive that makes me feel good and gives me the time and capacity to do so,
Thank you for this!!! I am on a mission to improve my way of life.
My pleasure! Thank you so much for reading ❤️
Well, fresh fruits and veggies can never be replaced
I’m taking notes
Thank you so much for reading 😊
Oh it was my pleasure
Great post! I really appreciated your mention of the importance of being comfortable in your own company. Thank you for these tips. Hope you have a great day.
Thank you! You too 😊