How often do you look after you, it’s common to take steps to look after your physical health? This can be anything from exercising eating well or even something as simple as brushing your teeth. But when did you last look after your mental well-being, there are five steps known as the five ways to well-being, taking these steps and using them in your everyday life shown to have a positive impact on your mental well-being. While this animation includes suggestions and examples for each step, how you applying to your life is up to you. So let’s take a look at the five ways.
The first one is to connect with those around you. This can be done in so many different ways, but here are just a few examples. You could join a social sports club, which is a great chance to meet new people check in on a relative or friend, give them a call or pop round the chat over a cup of thing go a long way. Number two is all about being active in a way that suits you and that you enjoy. You know the sport isn’t for everyone, so it’s important to find something that works for you. So, instead of driving or getting a bus and if it’s possible, why not walk or cycle to your local shop, we have some great country parks in Northamptonshire. So why not visit one on a weekend with your family, or maybe you could join a family Swim Club on a weekend? [ Music ] take notice and be mindful of your surroundings. This is one that many of us are guilty of not doing what could be so busy and taking a moment to engage with everything around you and taking the time to reflect is really important. Mindfulness and meditation are good ways of doing this.
Take part in the photo a day challenge it can even be as simple as asking the question. Are you, okay, today to a neighbor, relative, or colleague? The fourth step is learning new skills and developing yourself, even though studying a new course or qualification is definitely one to consider. It doesn’t always have to be something so big going on to a new social or book cupboard friend, taking up a new hobby or trying a new cooking recipe or all their new skills, too [, Music ]. Lastly, we have given it.
This is all about giving what you can, whether it’s your time or simply a random act of kindness, giving isn’t just about donating money or fundraising. It can also include giving your time and support by volunteering to help someone with their shopping or something as small as holding the door open for someone saying thank. You can really go a long way too, and that doesn’t take much at all. So that’s it. The five ways to well-being, which you can use in your day to day life, to help, keep your mind healthy, hopefully, along the way, you’ve thought of something already that you can do to make a difference. However, big or small, it is so shared it with us and make your pledge today, you can do this online, where you’ll be able to see other pledges or like we said. These suggestions may not be right for you. So please do share your ideas too, and join in the conversation by using the hashtag. My well-being pledge you