There is often confusion around what is wellbeing. It can be mistaken for happiness but where happiness can come and go in a moment, wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy.
Many things can make up wellbeing such as relationships, standard of living, a sense of belonging. Some things can be influenced more easily than others.
Read on for 5 ways to wellbeing, from guest blogger Jung Shim.
1. STAY CONNECTED
Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships and confide in someone if something is bothering you. Avoid bottling things up and keeping yourself to yourself.
This doesn’t mean you need to become a gym bunny, far from it. Walking in the park and taking in nature will help you achieve positive mental wellbeing. Find the activity that you most enjoy and make it a regular part of your life.
Learning new skills can not only give you a sense of achievement and new found confidence, but also keep your mind active. There are many new skills to learn which are fun, from cookery courses to new languages, salsa classes to art classes. If you feel confident, you will look confident and this will reflect positively in everything you do.
Giving isn’t a monetary act, it can be the smallest thing. A smile on the tube, a thank you in the shop or a kind word to a stranger are all acts of giving. To go one step further, you could become a volunteer for a cause you believe in. Giving improves your mental wellbeing.
To be mindful, you need to try to practise the following:
Provided by Jung Shim London, with wellness centres around the world.
Find Jung Shim at this year’s Stylist live!
10th – 12th November