Five Ways to Wellbeing (by Leanne Moulton)
Over the last couple of weeks, we have all been encouraged to self isolate and social distance. For many individuals including myself this has caused confusion, fear, panic, anxiety and maybe feelings we haven’t experienced before. We have had no choice but to adapt to our ‘new normal’, and I think it’s worth knowing that you are not alone and that these emotions we are experiencing in the current climate are valid.
Adapting to working from home has been strange. For the first week I felt abnormally tired – I felt as though I needed a nap every day and I was going to bed super early but still waking up tired. It made me aware that I need to practice what I preach on training; I need to ensure that I am engaging in self-care. I wanted to share with you how I am going to do that over the next few weeks whilst we are in lockdown.
A fantastic and fun way in which we can promote our own and others’ mental wellbeing is by implementing the five ways to wellbeing into our daily lives. They are a set of evidence-based actions which are often simple things that we can all participate in; they allow individuals to be creative, you can make them your own and it’s important that you find something within each section that you enjoy.
They are to: Connect, Be active, Take notice, Keep learning and Give.
For more information on the 5 ways to wellbeing – https://issuu.com/neweconomicsfoundation/docs/five_ways_to_well-being?viewMode=presentation
My mission is to dedicate each week day to focus on a specific area of the five ways and I encourage you to do so too!