Connecting 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. If you can’t manage to meet up in person, try talking to friends more regularly via a video or phone call - a group video call is a great way to catch up with a few mates at once!
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.
We get it, life is busy - which is why we only notice a small number of the things happening all around us. But try switching off for a second. Take a moment to go for a walk, see if that does you some good. Mindfulness really is a great way to take stock and relax when things get hectic - see how you can learn to notice more around you on Headspace.
Your brain is a complicated organ. It’s the “head” quarters of who you are as a person, and it 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, or even rediscovering a favourite pastime, keeping busy really is good for your mood and your brain! See what courses are available locally in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.
Doing something good for a mate, or even a stranger could make you feel more positive. Little things matter, like saying hello to a neighbour or chatting with a friend who’s going through a rough patch. Could you help someone out or try volunteering? To find out how you can volunteer in your community, click here for Milton Keynes, and click here for Bedfordshire and Luton.
Drink less Alcohol
Having a drink is something that many of us do from time to time, but it’s a good idea to try and have two or more alcohol-free days a week for your health. Your liver will repair itself and your mind will be more positive. To find out more about how your drinking compares to the recommended daily limits, as well as for tips on how to cut back, take a look at our toolbox or give Drink Aware’s self-help tools a go.