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Ways to Wellbeing
Top tips to improve your mental wellbeing:
We all need good mental health and wellbeing – it's essential to living happy and healthy lives. Here are 6 areas of life where simple changes can make a big difference. Why not start today? Follow the link for more
Food and mood
Changes in blood sugar levels are linked to changes in mood and energy. Eating regularly maintains blood sugar levels. Not eating regularly can make you tired, irritable, anxious and cause poor concentration. Good tips include eating breakfast, eating every 3-4 hours, avoiding junk foods, eating plenty of fruit and veg and drinking lots of water.
Eat 5 A Day
Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. They're a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. There are lots of tasty ways to get your 5 A Day, like adding chopped fruit to cereal or including vegetables in your pasta sauces and curries.
Boosting our Wellbeing & Happiness
Well-being can be associated with balance, understanding, acceptance and constant growth.
Accept your emotions
Some would argue that most of our physical, mental and relational problems come from our inability to adequately experience emotions. Some people may spend more energy on avoiding their emotions than others do on actually feeling them.
You could think of your emotions as a source of information. Your emotions tell you something about what's going on with you and around you. Emotions, however, are not the only source of information available to you. You also have your rational thoughts, your stored knowledge and experience, and your values and goals. Information provided by emotions needs to be appraised and evaluated in light of these other sources in order for you to decide how to behave in the situation.
Emotions, when viewed as part of a spectrum of available sources of information, are a bit like the weather report. They are important to know, consider, and understand, but they are not necessarily the overriding factor in your life plans. Pushing against a powerful emotion is futile and possibly dangerous. But if you are able to accept the emotion, it will run its course while allowing you to run yours.
Learn to take time out and relax
People have lots of different ways of relaxing or having time out to say “stop”, from the stresses of life. These can be the things that you stop doing when you start to feel stressed, low in mood, as you forget to be kind to yourself and perhaps others. A hot shower or bath, listening to music, watching a film or a favourite programme, keeping contact with lovedones and trusted friends, carrying on with interests and hobbies, whatever it is, think about the things that help to keep you calm or more content, and make sure they are still in your routine.