How To Improve Your General Wellbeing

By on August 13, 2018

You can always take better care of yourself, so discover new ways of further supporting your body and looking after your mental health. The two are closely connected, so if you’re not paying attention to what you’re feeding your body and staying active, then you run the risk of it negatively impacting on how you feel about yourself, your confidence, and your motivation to actually want to improve your general wellbeing. You can make small changes to start with, as this way you can gradually become accustomed to doing things differently and making them last, like altering how you shop for vegetables instead of sweet treats, working out two to three times a week, practicing and refining a new skill, and seeking additional help should you need it. 

Get The Help You Need

Admitting you need help getting your life back on track isn’t always easy, and coming to terms with the fact you have an addiction takes time and strength, but you can do it. If you’re currently suffering from an addiction or dependence, then consider reaching out for a hand to help guide you to recovery. There’s no shame in seeking help, and in-fact making those first steps should be congratulated. The first step you should make is to go to your doctor’s and ask for medical advice to either attend a clinic or to take part in a Subutex detox, for example. 

Exercise Regularly 

Taking the time to regularly engage in physical activity can boast a whole range of benefits, including boosting your self-esteem, maintaining a healthy weight, and supporting good mental health. If you’re not keen on going to the gym, then make the first steps to get involved in sports teams such as squash, tennis, and hockey. Plan to attend at least the first three classes before deciding if the sport is right for you, as it can take some time to grow used to dealing with muscle aches and pains as you first begin. If you’re instead interested in low impact sports, then gear your search toward the likes of swimming and cycling. 

Learn Something New 

You never stop learning, and grasping new skills can help you improve your happiness as well as broaden your horizons – no matter how old you are. Keeping your brain engaged prevents boredom and stagnation, so consider trying your hand at learning something completely new to you such as knitting, crocheting, learning a new language, or playing an instrument. 

Get More Sleep 

If you’re not sleeping well at night and missing out on vital hours in bed, then you could be putting your health at risk. Sleep is hugely important to supporting growth, replenishment, and giving you the energy you need to stay focused and powered throughout the day. Get a better night’s sleep tonight by deciding to get into bed earlier and to focus on winding your body and mind down in preparation for rest. Do this firstly by removing all electronic devices from your bedroom, and if you need to set an alarm, then program your radio to wake you up. Other methods to induce sleep include having a soak in the bath, practicing mindfulness, and reading.

Maggie Hammond is a retired nurse and freelance writer, exploring and writing in the U.S. in retirement. An advocate for public health and nursing qualifications, she feels passionate about raising awareness of the current strain on public health organisations.

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How To Improve Your General Wellbeing