5 quick wellbeing tips!
Boost your vibe today with (any one of!) these five simple wellbeing tips:
Do one thing to make someone else smile
While engaging in things that WE enjoy definitely raises our positivity, research shows that even just seeing the act of kindness towards others makes us feel even better. It doesn’t have to be expensive – just dropping a text, or sharing something funny – even stroking your pet can make them feel good – and you’ll feel great too!
Reflect on this morning positively
Even before you got to reading this something positive will have happened. Perhaps you noticed the sun shining, or someone you love said something funny or nice, maybe your hot drink was just right, perhaps your bed was comfortably cosy, your shower invigorating, or maybe you just felt good – identify one thing that has already made you smile.
Pick a word, any word…
Pick any of the following words, and focus on being it today!!
Kind, Warm, Helpful, Self-disciplined, Focused, Flexible, Balanced, Pleasant, Tolerant, Open, Honest, Genuine, Trusting, Forgiving, Content, Patient, Optimistic, Hopeful, Ethical, Fair, Loyal, Appreciative, Generous, Happy, Healthy, Lighthearted.
(and for extra credit, try one that is more “unusual” for you!)
“Thank you steps”
On a short walk, say “thank you” after every step…your body is getting you there so it’s great to thank it, but I also love this because when I tried it on my dog walk it “tapped into” the sense of fun I had as a child kicking up leaves.
Take a selfie for YOU!
Personal shoppers recommend we do this simply to remind ourselves which outfits we absolutely rock. Take a lovely selfie just for you – not for others to “judge” or “like” – but just because you’re beautiful and you want to preserve that moment for yourself!
Dr Audrey Tang is a chartered psychologist and author. Listen to her podcast Retrain Your Brain here; and catch her practical masterclasses Psych Back to Basics on DisruptiveTV & Energy Top Up for resilience.
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