Five steps to mental wellbeing (BSL)
There are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.
If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.
When it comes to our wellbeing, other people matter.
Evidence shows that good relationships – with family, friends and our wider communities – are important for our mental wellbeing.
Learning new skills can be useful, but research shows it can also improve our mental wellbeing.
It doesn’t have to mean getting more qualifications. There are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life.
Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing.
We think that the mind and body are separate. But what you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental wellbeing.
It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much.
Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing.
Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. You can take steps to develop it in your own life.
Most people would agree that giving to others is a good thing. On top of this, it can also improve your mental wellbeing.
Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones – such as volunteering in your local community – can give you a sense of purpose. It can make you feel happier and more satisfied with life.
24 December 2021
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