Everyday life can be demanding.
When things seem like they are getting on top of you, here’s a brief reminder of helpful well-being behaviors. Try these prompts to preserve your balance, or re-balance yourself.
1. Value yourself:
Try to be kind and avoid self-criticism. Whether you want to broaden your horizons or make time for your hobbies, it’s up to you. Take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument, or do a daily crossword puzzle – do things you enjoy.
2. Surround yourself with good people:
Most of us have networks of different people. It might include family members, friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbors, and other important people… If you want to be healthy, surround yourself with good people. You can find activities where you can meet new people at a club, class, or support group.
3. Take care of your body:
Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health. It’s important to eat healthy and drink plenty of water to improve moods and sleep. It is possible to reduce anxiety and improve mood by engaging in regular physical activity. Research has also linked exercising to living a longer life. You don’t need to run a marathon or play 90 minutes of football; a short walk or some another gentle activity might do the trick.
Dr Sarb Johal is a clinical psychologist, consultant and commentator who brings a psychological lens to the light, the dark and the intriguing aspects of the human experience. His videos, blogs and podcasts turn complex psychological theory into simple tools for solving everyday problems, helping people and organisations navigate tough times with greater wellbeing and equilibrium.