Improving Mental Wellbeing

What is mental wellbeing?

Mental wellbeing doesn’t have one set meaning; we might use it to talk about how we feel or how well we’re coping with daily life. It’s not the same as mental health, although the two can influence one another. There are ways to help improve mental wellbeing, including…

Find ways to relax

If there’s something that helps you relax, try to find time to fit it into your day. For example, this could be exercise or reading a book. Not only does daily physical activity keep you fit and healthy but it reduces stress and can aid in a better night’s sleep; contributing to improved mental wellbeing.

Do something you enjoy

Try to find time to carry out an activity you enjoy on a regular basis. This could be something small like cooking a meal or listening to music. Communication also contributes to your wellbeing. Keep in touch with friends and family and when feeling as though your wellbeing is affected, talking through your emotions can often help and provide comfort.

Try mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and yoga. Focus on the task at hand and use these techniques to release internal and external distractions as they arise within your mind. Mindfulness helps increase effectiveness and can even enhance creativity.

Give yourself tech-free time

If you find that being on your phone or desktop is making you feel busy and stressed, try to take a break. This could be for just an hour or two. Take time away to explore nature and feel fresh air without continuous interaction on your mobile or desktop.