by Cheryl Conklin
With so much political, environmental and interpersonal turmoil in the world, it can be easy to fall into a rut. If you find you’re feeling weighed down, it might be time to take action. There’s plenty you can do to look and feel at your absolute best – here are a few of our suggestions.
Arguably the most influential factor in mental wellbeing relates to the people you surround yourself with. After so much time spent indoors, many of us are finding the very concept of going out and being with others intimidating but it’s important to push out from your comfort zone for the sake of long-term happiness. Take the time to reconnect with old friends, seek out the individuals who bring positivity into your life, and, if you’re not in such a position, don’t be afraid to join societies and groups where you can bond over mutual hobbies or mix with new people.
It’s difficult to overstate the role of nutrition in shaping mood and wellbeing. Beyond just counting calories, it’s important to find a customized diet plan that works for you – this should cater to your tastes and nutritional goals and rely on natural, fresh ingredients. With the right recipes, you’ll feel more energetic, focused, and comfortable in your body.
Setting up and knocking down goals is one of the most effective methods for improving your mental wellbeing. If there was ever a skill, certificate, or field of study that you were interested in, rather than seeing this as a target, why not use it as a springboard to improve other areas of your life? You could, for example, enroll in an MBA program – a masters’ in business administration will help you to develop knowledge in business, strategy, and management and can broaden your understanding of leadership, self-awareness, and self-assessment. Best of all, most courses can now be completed online so they don’t interfere as much with your daily routine.
To be the best version of yourself, it’s important to expand your mind and expectations. When you can’t get out into the world, one of the best ways to do this is via reading. Books can help us to discover and explore other worlds, lives and life experiences – they can also help to slow down our minds and improve attention spans. If you’re not an avid reader, don’t let stigma prevent you from indulging in the latest bestsellers. A good page-turner is a gateway into other, more convoluted subjects and may, in itself, provide the benefits you need.
There really is no alternative to time spent in nature. One of the surest and most effective ways to restore in yourself a sense of calm and self-assurance is to get out into the natural world and breathe in some fresh air. Whether you’re hiking, camping, bird watching, kayaking, or even ‘forest bathing’, it’s important that we reconnect with our original habitat and the benefits can be tremendous.
However you decide to improve your well being, the important thing is that you’re taking action. Health and well-being don’t present themselves, it needs to be pursued and, although this can be a demanding process, the rewards are often priceless.
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