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How to look after your Wellbeing #WorldWellbeingWeek2020 [TIPS] 22/06/2020

This week is #WorldWellbeingWeek, where everyone is coming together to share tips about looking after yourself, whether it be your mental health, your relationships, your physical health or your college/work life. These are all important elements to look after, both now and in the future. 

So where can you start in being a bit kinder to your wellbeing? 

CONNECT

Sometimes this is easier said than done, but there’s a boatload of science that supports that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and one that helps you functioning well in the world.

Us human’s are social creatures, we like having a chat, we like listening, we like being involved. Have you ever played the Sims and had your Sim not talk to people for a while? They get a bit down don’t they? We’re like that.  

With that  in mind, try to do something different today and make a connection:

  • Talk to someone instead of sending an email
  • Speak to someone new
  • Ask how someone’s weekend was and really listen when they tell you
  • Put five minutes aside to find out how someone really is
  • Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while and have a catch-up 

BE ACTIVE

It’s a proven fact that regular physical exercise helps reduce depression and the feeling of anxiety. It’s all to do with things called endorphins, which help keep you happy and content. If you need a quick boost when you’re feeling a little low, force yourself to do some exercise, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll feel better!

And the great thing is, you don’t have to do a 5k run to get that good feeling! 

  • Take ta walk with a friend or family member
  • Do some yoga
  • Have a kick-about in a local park
  • Try and get some exercise into your chores at home; if you’ve got the job of vacuuming, have a dance whilst you do it!

TAKE NOTICE

You’ve heard of being ‘Mindful’ right? Well, this is exactly it. 

Take a moment to just stop and appreciate where you are, wherever it is. Drill down and try and notice the little things, if you’re outside, is there a breeze? Is the sun peeking through the clouds? Are you with people whose company you enjoy? Are they smiling? 

‘Being in the moment’ helps you get a bit of understanding about how you work, what you enjoy, what you don’t and helps you work out how you want your life to be. 

Taking notice can look like:- 

  • Getting a plant for your room
  • Having a ‘clear the clutter’ day
  • Taking notice of how your friends are feeling or acting
  • Spicing it up and taking a different route to college or the shops
  • Visiting a new place for lunch

LEARN

Now, we know that because we’re a college you’re thinking we have to say this. But it’s proven that if you keep learning (it doesn’t have to be coursework or a subject) but if you keep learning and stay curious, it helps with your self-esteem and helps you socialise as well! 

If you set yourself a challenge or a set of goals, that amazing feeling  you get when you complete them all seriously helps with your wellbeing and staying positive! 

Why not learn something new today? Here are a few more ideas:

  • Find out something about your friends
  • Watch a How To Youtube video 
  • Read a book
  • Try something you’ve always wanted to try (Skateboarding, drawing, the new TikTok dance craze)
  • Research something you’ve always wondered about

BE KIND

Not just to other people, but to yourself. Kindness is infectious, and starts with you. 

  • Make a list of all your good points (you’ll definitely have a few!) 
  • Give a friend a compliment 
  • Take a ‘self-care’ day and do something you really enjoy
  • Don’t compare yourself to others; have a social feed purge and unfollow anything that makes you feel bad about yourself. 
  • Do something for someone else – feeling like you’re making a positive impact on someone else’s life releases a load of ‘good feeling’ chemicals into your brain and, doing something nice also helps you stay connected with that person! 

FIKA

KC have teamed up with TheFikaApp, this free app gives you access to a huge amount of advice, tips and exercises aimed at keeping your mental fitness in top form during these rather strange times. Not only that, but TheFikaApp also has a community page, where you can chat to other users, sharing advice, experience and generally be there for one another. 

Follow this link to download it and remember to log in with your college email! 

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