The State of Mind themed First Utility Super League round takes place this weekend and what better time to raise awareness of the five ways to wellbeing.
These are a set of five activities that have been proven to help boost our mental wellbeing if we practice them regularly. The Five Ways are:
It’s never too late to learn a new skill or take on a new challenge. Doing it will make you feel proud. Try a new recipe, learn an instrument or take a course.
It’s not often that we stop to notice the world around us, but make time to have a look around once in a while, it will make you feel differently. Try noticing the Spring flowers or the Autumn leaves.
Spending time with other people is important to everyone’s mental wellbeing. Connecting with others whether it’s family, friends, colleagues or neighbours can give us a boost when we need one. Try meeting up with friends or chat to a neighbor.
However we do it, doing something for someone else gives us a lift. Helping a friend or stranger could make their day. And that simple act of kindness can go a long way to making you feel good too. Try helping someone with their shopping or giving up your seat on the bus.
It doesn’t have to be an intense exercise regime but keeping active is key to keeping our bodies healthy and making us feel good. Doing something you enjoy is the most important bit. Try walking, cycling or playing a game.
The State of Mind themed round runs from 7-10 July, and will see volunteers from the charity promote mental health awareness at all six games across the weekend. For more information, visit www.stateofmindsport.org. You can donate to the State of Mind charity by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/state-om/donate/