Tips: 5 Ways to Wellbeing
Small improvements in our wellbeing can help to decrease some mental
health problems and also help us to get more out of life.
These 5 ways to wellbeing are proven to improve personal wellbeing.
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Doing even little things for others can give us a sense of
purpose and self-worth. It can make us feel happier and more satisfied with
life. Being kind to others can stimulate the reward areas in our brain,
creating positive feelings. Even doing something small for someone else can
give us a buzz.
How might you do something kind for someone today?
You could find opportunities to volunteer.
Small acts of kindness towards other people can make you feel happier and more fulfilled.
Offer to help someone with something.
Seeing yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.
Treat someone to something they really enjoy, to show them you care.
Committing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing.
Cook a meal and invite someone over to share it. (Maybe ask them to bring dessert).
Connecting with others can help you feel more positive and supported, and by cooking a meal for them you can also make the people around you feel valued and cared for.
Open doors and smile for people.
When you feel good about giving to others you can enhance your own wellbeing as well as the person whose life you touch.
Maybe you could talk to a close friend or family member about how you’re feeling today.
Opening up and acknowledging your feelings can help you feel supported.
This week, how about learning a new craft or skill and gift your creation to someone you appreciate.
Giving to others can enhance your own wellbeing and learning something new can help boost your self esteem.
Offer someone a compliment.
But keep it short and sweet, people can feel embarrassed by over-the-top compliments.
Create a goal for yourself based on one of the 5 ways to wellbeing.
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