As we know, if we want to get better at something, we need to practise. Our wellbeing is no different.
Here are some simple ideas to help you practise Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy every day. Because the more you practise, the better you will feel.
How often do you notice your breathing?
Taking time each day to focus on our breathing allows our brains valuable time to slow down from the rush of the day, reducing our stresses as we go.
For the next 7 days, we would love you to commit to a daily 2 minute practice of a deep breathing technique. Please feel free to use your own technique if you have one. For those that need some inspiration see the option below.
5 finger breathing technique
1. Simply hold up one hand and spread out your fingers.
2. With the index finger of the opposite hand slowly trace the outside your fingers beginning at the base of your thumb and moving upwards.
3. As you move your finger up take a slow breath in.
4. As you move your finger down slowly breath out.
5. Repeat for a couple of minutes.
It’s time to check in on your network of family and friends. We all know it is a simple thing to do, however don’t underestimate the importance of checking in with those around you, for their mental wellbeing and for yours.
Whether in person, over text, Factime, or zoom, ask someone in your life how they are going and check in with them.
Your task is to connect with three people in total; a colleague, a friend and a family member.
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Paying attention to the things we have right now, and not worrying about what we on’t have. We practise this by noticing the positives around us.
Practising gratitude helps us to be thankful and appreciate what we have in our lives, rather than focussing on what we don’t have or what we want. When we practice being grateful, we start to scan the world to look for positives – this only takes 21 days! Practising gratitude every day increases our levels of energy, helps us to feel happier and more focussed, determined and optimistic. It even helps us have a better sleep, lowers levels of anxiety and depression and we are less likely to get sick.