15 Ways to Flourish Health and Wellbeing
Taking better care of your body boosts your wellbeing fairly fast. Exercising and eating well provide nearly instant benefits, helping the body and the mind to manage most any difficulties, including anxiety and depression. In addition to nourishing your body and participating in physical activities you enjoy, there are many other ways you can improve your mental health.
By taking advantage of a few simple strategies we can improve our everyday feelings of well-being. Evidence suggests there are steps we can all take to improve our wellbeing in order to feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.
15 ways to help you flourish your wellbeing:
1. Accept your emotions
2. Take daily risks.
3. Live in the present.
4. Be introspective.
6. Determine and live your personal values.
7. Identify and use your individual strengths.
8. Keep tabs on your thoughts.
9. Practice gratitude.
10. Discover or rediscover a passion.
11. Do what makes you happy first thing.
12. Get rid of rotten eggs.
13. Surround yourself with positive scents and sounds.
14. Get inspired.
15. Carve out time to meditate.
- 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 to others – 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 center, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.
- Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.