We asked our employees to share their recommendations for inspiring articles, books and podcasts relating to wellbeing and mental health. Here’s what they came up with.
There are so many ways we can enhance our sense of wellbeing. What works for each person can vary, but here are some great starting points:
1. Meditation and other mindfulness practices
2. The great outdoors and connecting with nature
3. Nurture positive self-talk
4. Getting into a ‘flow state’
5. Exercise for the greater good
6. Make time for family and friends
7. Helping others
8. Reaching out
9. Healthy sleeping habits
10. Being organised
There are many ways that being more organised can improve your mental health.
For better overall health, both physically and mentally we require good quality sleep.
Reaching out can feel daunting and a little bit uncomfortable, but it’s important to know that everybody needs a little extra support sometimes.
Helping others can also help you to feel good by creating a positive change in your mood and emotions.
Many of us lead such busy lives that it’s easy to forget to make quality time for family and friends.
If we do something we genuinely enjoy, we’re more likely to stick at it when we become busy, and we’ll feel better for doing it.
In a flow state, every action, movement and thought follows seamlessly from the previous one – and time flies by.
A walk in nature or parkland can reduce our stress levels and improve our energy resulting in a greater sense of wellbeing.
Positive affirmations and self-talk release ‘feel-good’ hormones, and help you ‘re-wire’ your brain to focus on your strengths and the positives in your life.