Trying these 5 steps could help to improve your mental health and wellbeing, helping you to feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing, they can help you to build a sense of belonging and self-worth. They can also provide emotional support and allow you to support others.
There are lots of things you could try to help build relationships:
Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. It can also improve your mental wellbeing by raising your self-esteem, and causing chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood.
There are lots of ways to be active:
Research shows that learning new skills can improve your mental wellbeing by helping you to build a sense of purpose. Even if you feel like you don’t have enough time, or you may not need to learn new things, there are lots of ways to bring learning into your life.
Some of the things you could try include:
Acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing by creating positive feelings and a sense of reward. It could be small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering.
You could try:
Mindfulness and paying more attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing. This includes your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Mindfulness can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
You can practice mindfulness by: