14 July 2016
Tips for looking after your wellbeing
Will Hall, System Clinical Leader at BMH
System Leadership and Consultant Psychiatrist with Central Bristol
Assessment and Recovery, shares his top tips for positive mental
health over the summer.
It's important that we all look after our wellbeing as doing so
means that we are more likely to feel happy and to have positive
mental health. There are a number of proven areas of wellbeing that
help to lead to happiness:
Spend time with other people where you don't focus on work or
anything stressful. You'll benefit from connecting with other
people and being part of a community.
It doesn't matter what you do but stretch yourself a little and
get your heart rate up for a while.
Getting your sleep habits right is like plugging in our mobile
overnight: we need good sleep to recharge our batteries.
4. Time spent in nature
Stepping out of the constraints of our highly ordered and
increasingly technological lives frees up our thinking and allows
us to feel part of something bigger than ourselves.
If you can, finding ways that allow your mind to de-clutter
provide a much needed balance to the stresses and complexities of
daily life. If that sounds hard, how about taking some time away
We all have habits around our own wellbeing and some are good,
some are less so. During the summer season of energy and renewal,
how about reviewing your habits? Why not use the five areas of
wellbeing above and choose one old habit to give up and one new
habit to adopt?