Living well

Feeling anxious, having a low mood, being stressed or having difficulty sleeping are common things that most people experience. They are part of being human. It’s these feelings and experiences that often can get in the way of us making healthier lifestyle changes.

LIVING WELL

Try these five steps

Connect

Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. Spend time developing these relationships.

Be Active

You don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.

Keep Learning

Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?

Give

Even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.

Take Notice

Be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.