Being connected with others is good for you - whether it’s with your mates, family or neighbours. Spending time talking to people at least once every day has its benefits, and a little goes a long way. Talk to friends more regularly, via a video or phone call or form a support bubble with friends or family if you live alone. You could even try to organise a group video call to catch up with a few mates at once! Alternatively, arrange to meet someone for socially distanced walk on at least one or two days a week.
It’s recommended that adults do 150 minutes - 2.5 hours - of activity each week (that makes you feel warmer or slightly out of breath). One way to achieve this is to do 30 minutes of activity on at least 5 days each week. You can even break it down into 10 minute bursts of activity to fit it into your daily routine.
"Wake up and smell the coffee". We only notice a small number of the things happening all around us – the nights getting shorter, the weather getting colder, more promises about a white winter? Try switching off for a second. Take a moment to go for a walk, see if that does you some good. See how you can learn to notice more around you on Headspace.
Your brain is a complicated organ. The 'head' quarters of what you do and who you are as a person needs to be kept active. Challenge yourself by seeing what else you can pick up (and maybe show off). Whether it’s learning a language, how to cook a dinner to surprise your partner, or even rediscovering a favourite past time! For more information, see what courses are available locally in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.
This might be a bit cheesy but doing something good for a mate or even a stranger, could make you feel better. Little things matter like saying hello to a neighbour, chatting with a friend whose going through a rough patch can make a difference. Could you help someone out or try volunteering? To find out how you can volunteer in your community, click here.
Drink less Alcohol
Having a drink is something that we do from time to time. Try and have two or more alcohol-free days a week. Your liver will repair itself and your mind will be more positive. To find out more about how your drinking compares to recommended daily limits and for tips and tricks on how to cut back have a look at our tool box or the Drink Checker