More and more we are starting to realise that mental health and wellbeing is just as important as our physical health. The good news is, you’re probably already doing a few things to keep you mentally strong and on track. This exercise will help you take stock of the wellbeing boosters in your life.
You’ll start by making a list of the activities that make you feel good about your self, and where you are in life. Use your notes app, a journal, anything that suits you.
1 - First think about your physical health. Is there a sport or physical activity that you do regularly? Do you take a yoga or fitness class, or a long walk on the weekend? Is there a particular super-food you work into your diet?
2 - Now think about your emotional health. Is there a certain type of music you listen to that puts you into a mood? Is there a time during the week that you spend outdoors to change your perspective?
3 - Next think about your relational health. Do you spend time with a special person that makes you feel good about yourself? Is there a group of friends you see regularly, for a laugh and a chat? Is there someone at work that takes the pressure off?
4 - For each of the areas above, come up with two things you are doing already, and one thing you wish you were doing.
5 - Make a commitment to incorporate one of those “wish” items into your regular wellbeing routine, starting tomorrow, with no excuses.
Top tip: Having trouble making a list? Use some of the articles in this week’s Issue or visit the Knowledge Hub for inspiration.