Five Ways to Wellbeing - Connect
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are simple actions to practice each day to maintain or improve our mental health and wellbeing.
The Five Ways are:
- Be Active
- Take Notice
- Keep Learning
Since the restrictions have tightened recently, it's important to Make time each day to Connect. Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. By staying connected and nurturing these relationships we feel happier and more secure, giving us a better sense of purpose.
Think of these relationships as the cornerstones of your life and spend time developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
Of course, physical connections are hard to make right now, recently, it seems impossible to escape the news, health updates are important but take some time off scrolling and use your technology to connect!
Check in with your friends and family more than usual over the phone, video chat or message. See how their day is going; you could even have a digital coffee break with a friend or work buddy!
For something more interactive, use a video chat app like House Party to include a group of friends, here you can find out who in the group is the quiz master in trivia or rock out with some karaoke!
If you need some time on your own given the public health stress, reflect, spend some time doing what you enjoy. Connect with your mind and body, try some mindfulness and stay in touch with how you are feeling, you’re more important than the lunchtime news.
Content provided by Action Mental Health