CLANG - Five Ways to Good Mental Health and Wellbeing
Connect – Spend time with people you enjoy spending time with. Humans are tribal and we work better as a team than we do as individuals. Connecting with other people gives you a sense of belonging. Even a simple smile can give us an uplifting boost in serotonin and make us feel much better. Having friendly chats and doing things with friends or family can be really beneficial.
Learn – Explore something new. Learning something new can provide you with an escape, gives you a sense of achievement and increases your confidence. It can also be a social activity that helps you to connect with other people. And, who knows, it could be fun!
Active – Taking regular exercise can cause chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively improve your mood. The secret is finding an exercise that you enjoy. Discover an activity you enjoy that suits your level of mobility and fitness and be active. Being active can also mean taking part in enjoyable hobbies.
Notice – Be curious about the world you live in. Take time out to enjoy the moment and the environment around you. Take notice by spending time in nature or practising mindfulness.
Give – Share something with others. Did you know that there are scientifically proven benefits of kindness? Random acts of kindness can release hormones that improve your own mental health. Volunteering can give you a sense of purpose, a sense of belonging to your community and an opportunity to meet new people.