A good mental wellbeing is all about feeling confident in yourself and having positive self-esteem, which is something we can all lack at times. A positive mind set will help you build and maintain long lasting relationships with friends and family, whilst enabling you to express a range of positive emotions.
According to research you can boost your mental wellbeing with these five tips:
- Keep active – walk to the shops or take up a hobby like golf or bowls. Take the stairs rather than the lift where possible and try activities that you might enjoy like swimming or cycling.
- Connect – stay connected to friends, family and those around you. Spend time socialising with people whether you catch up over a coffee or take a trip to the cinema, evidence shows that good relationships are important for mental wellbeing.
- Keep learning – learning gives you a sense of achievement and boosts your confidence as well as your mental wellbeing. Whether you learn to cook, play a musical instrument or sign up to take a course you’ve been wanting to do it’s all part or a learning journey that will broaden your mind.
- Be kind – whether it’s a small act of kindness or a generous gesture, giving to others can help you build new social networks. Volunteering at a local group or charity is a fantastic way to keep busy and help others.
- Be mindful – be more aware of your feelings, thoughts and people around you. This will positively change the way you feel about life and help in challenging situations enabling you to live proactively.
If you'd like advice or support on mental wellbeing - visit mind.org.uk