Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence, self esteem, self confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing.
Here are some ideas to help you improve your mental wellbeing:
• Connect with the people around you; family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Why not try calling someone for a chat or asking a friend to hang out?
• Be more active than usual, this might be walking or cycling, maybe playing football or tennis – anything counts! Head outside even if it is just for a short walk, try asking a friend to join you!
•Did you know that learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and confidence? Think about things you have always wanted to learn and give them a go.
•Even the smallest amount of giving, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word, can help with wellbeing. Larger acts, like volunteering at a local community centre, can improve mental wellbeing and help build new friendships too.
•Be actively aware of the present moment, focusing on your thoughts and feelings, the body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It could positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach the challenges in your life.
If you want to learn more about wellbeing, click here to visit NHS Choices.