We all are unique and have our preferences and things that we like and dislike, yet I am sure we all would rather have a positive mindset, clear focus and good physical health.
Therefore, this month we invite you to celebrate wellbeing by stepping up self-care and working on five essential elements towards a happier and healthier you.
The pillars of well-being can be divided into the following five categories:
The above is just a large-scale picture, and to look into more detail, let’s check the practical ways to implement each element in your daily life. It is not a detailed and exhaustive list of points as things are different for different people, and you might have your ideas to add. We encourage you to take a few moments to reflect and rate yourself on every point between 1 and 10. One shows the lack of attention to this particular area, and ten signifies the harmony and balance concerning this element in your life.
- Physical wellbeing:
– Healthy nutrition and diet.
– Regular sleeping routine
– Physical exercises, push you out of your comfort zone
– Regular medical check-ups
– Things that make you feel good (massage, manicure, new hairstyle)
- Intellectual wellbeing:
– Challenging yourself with new learning
– Having “me” reading or writing time
– Making time for hobbies and creativity
– Bringing cultural aspects into your daily life
- Emotional wellbeing:
– Celebrating achievements, no matter how small
– Silencing the inner critic
– Accepting compliments with ease
– Being grateful for things that you have
– Being kind to yourself
– Being kind to others
- Social wellbeing:
– Having friends (at least one person you can call a friend)
– Having a group of like-minded people
– Feeling a sense of belonging
– Quality time with those people you value (your children, your partner, your parents)
- Spiritual wellbeing:
– Doesn’t have to be religious
– Reflect on something that keeps you going when things are tough
– Verbalise it. What is it? Prayer? Meditation? Yoga? Walk-in nature?
Now look at the numbers above and see which areas you are doing well and which elements might require improvement. Choose one small step in relation to each component you want to strengthen and commit to it. Please write it down and make it visible. Set the deadline for two weeks and check in regularly. Make an effort to raise the score by at least two within the next two weeks( for instance, if if you rated yourself at 2 in “quality time with partner”, – write down a small step that you are ready to make to raise this number to 4 (two invitations to morning coffee before work in two weeks, for example) and commit to it. And keep noticing the way you feel about the changes along the way.
Small steps and self-belief are all you need…
And I promise it works!!!!
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