As important as it is to get in your two cups of vegetables and ten thousand steps, health and wellness is not only physical. Your mental and physical health are closely linked with one another, meaning that if you neglect one, the other will also have to pay the price.
We share three of our wellness reminders that may be the reason as to why you’re feeling down.
Maintain Social Connectedness
We get it. Life can so often get in the way of us maintaining these important social connections. However, these strong ties with friends and family can offer us so much happiness, comfort and support. There’s lots of things that we can do to repair our existing relationships or to even create new ones. You can work on improving your communication skills and emotional connectedness. Developing strategies that can help you when having more important conversations with loved ones or it can be as simple as just making the time for regular chats with friends.
If you would like to meet new people and build new meaningful relationships but don’t have the time, there are a lot of opportunities for you to share your personal interests with others. If in your busy schedule you have allocated some time to exercise, perhaps you could blend the two. An example of this may be jogging with a friend or joining a fitness class. This way you can support your physical wellbeing while you strengthen those social ties.
Our Fusion classes can be a great social activity. It’s an inclusive space for you to learn, make friends or bring along your own pals for a session. Check out the classes we have on offer here.
Say Words of Affirmation
Waking up and reminding yourself how amazing you are. Although it may feel silly, there is actually a lot of science behind its positive impacts. Saying words of affirmation can be incredibly simple and a quick addition to your daily routine. All you need to do is think of a short phrase and repeat it to yourself. It’s as easy as that. If you find that you engage in too much negative self-talk, positive words of affirmation will help to combat that. Taking pre-existing negative patterns of behaviour and replacing them with positive ones. You would never speak that way to your best friend, so why would you to yourself!
Set Healthy Boundaries with Others
There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting your own needs first. Establishing healthy boundaries with others can be crucial to your mental health and wellbeing. Boundaries may be physical or emotional, both just as important as one another. It can be as simple as just saying no to something that you don’t want to do. We understand, it’s much easier said than done, but it’s something that will require a little practice. Doing this, and not always feeling the need to explain or justify yourself will help you to gain a better upstanding what’s best for you, not the people around you.