10 tips for looking after your wellbeing

1.Talk to someone

2.Keep active

  • Being active is one of the five ways to wellbeing. It boosts your mental health
  • It also helps with your breathing and mindfulness, another one of the five ways to wellbeing
  • You can also try our mindful breathing exercise

3.Do something you enjoy

  • Make time for yourself and do something you are good at

4.Eat healthily

5.Take a break

  • It’s OK to make time for yourself
  • Have a warm beverage, close your eyes, go for a walk, mediate
  • Even just something different, like the washing up can also help …“a change is as good as a rest!”

6.Acceptance

  • Good self-esteem is important for your emotional resilience and can help you cope when things feel difficult
  • You can increase your self-esteem by accepting who you are and utilising your strengths
  • Accepting your situation can bring peace
  • Being honest with yourself when accepting your situation may bring about clarity and empower you to overcome challenges to change your situation too

7.Connect

  • Connecting with others is also one of the five ways to wellbeing
  • It can make us feel closer to others
  • Laughter also improves our mood
  • Try connecting to a friend, relative or neighbor
  • Start a hobby and join groups to meet others with similar interests as you
  • You can connect face-to-face, on the phone, by message, letter or digitally via video call

8.Ask for help

  • If things feel like they are getting to be too much, ask for support.
  • Your friends and family may be able to help, offer advice or signpost you to other support
  • You can also refer yourself to professional emotional support through HPFT

9.Drink sensibly

  • ‘Drink in moderation’
  • Be mindful that drinking alcohol can enhance how you feel, and could make you feel worse during and after

10.Give back

  • Doing something for others can help your emotional wellbeing as it allows you to connect.
  • You’ll learn and get a sense of achievement too

 

 

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