Most of us know when we are mentally and physically well, but oftentimes we need a little extra support to keep well.
As I was aimlessly wandering the internet, I stumbled upon a really exceptional and simple guidelines that could help us achieve peace and serenity in our daily lives – ‘’Five Ways to Wellbeing toolkit.’’ And thought it would be interesting to share it with you. According to this toolkit – there are five simple steps to help sustain and improve your wellbeing.
Try to incorporate these into your daily life – think of them as your own toolkit or ‘’first-aid’’ for wellbeing:
Engage and Connect
Connect with the people around you: family, friends, colleagues and neighbours at home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these relationships as the keystones of your life and spend time establishing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
Go for a walk and enjoy the nature or go for a run, cycle, play a game, garden or dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity that you truly enjoy; one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
Be observant, look for something beautiful or remark on something deviant. Savour the moment, whether you are on a bus or in a cab, eating lunch or talking to friends. Appreciate and be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
Don’t be scared to try something new, rediscover an old hobby or sign up for a course. Take on a different responsibility, fix a motorcycle, learn to play an instrument or how to bake your favourite cake. Set a challenge you will enjoy. Step outside of the box you confine yourself in. Being curious and seeking out new experiences at work and in life more generally positively stimulates the brain.
Give and Contribute
Do something nice for a friend or even to stranger, thank someone, smile, volunteer your time or consider joining a community group. Seeing yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and will create connections with the people around you.