Over the last few weeks, we have been talking a lot about the 5 ways to wellbeing and suggesting ways you can incorporate these into your week.
In our newsletter this week we have some suggestions of a little thing you could do for 5 days to tick off each one and hopefully help you feel more positive. We have also included resources you may find useful, such as a short video on how to set up Zoom.
Monday – Connect
Staying connected has never been more important that during these crazy times we find ourselves in. Speaking to loved ones is not only a great distraction, but it can lift our mood, give us someone to express our fears and anxieties to and equally feel like we are supporting the important people in our life.
For a lot of us communicating in this way is completely new and it can be hard to know where to start – so why not try an activity such as a quiz, singalong session or simply just putting a film or favourite TV show on and chat through that as you would if you were together.
There are lot’s on ways you can do this; Houseparty, Facetime, a Facebook/WhatsApp video call or Zoom.
Tuesday – Get Active
This is so important and we have been providing as many videos and ideas as we can to help.
You’ll find a selection of instructor lead classes for all levels on out KAL Fitness Facebook page.
If you’re new to exercise or looking for something to get you moving in a gentler way then you can find a selection on our Wellbeing Facebook page. We would also recommend the BBC’s 10 Today. These are great, short exercises which are designed specifically for older people but are perfect for anyone.
Wednesday – Give
You may already be aware of the Run For Heroes 555 run challenge but have you actually laced up those running shoes and given it a go?
If you’re not familiar with it, it means;
Tag 5 people (you can do this on social media and you are effectively nominating them to do the same)
This was started by Run For Heroes to raise money for the NHS Charities Together. However, if you have a charity close to your heart then you can donate your £5 to any of your choice!
Thursday – Keep Learning
Keeping your brain active is another great distraction and it could be the perfect time to learn a new skill so why not try this First Aid course, you never know when this sort of knowledge may come in handy!
This course is completely free but, please be aware, it is not accredited to make you a first aider.
Friday – Take Notice
This one is all about you and paying attention to how you are feeling and considering administering some self-care.
The move to working from home, being furloughed or even being in self-isolation can all be a real challenge for people and you can very quickly begin to feel isolated.
This is completely normal during these times, but there are some things you can do to help.
Here’s a short video from MHFA which focusses on working from home, however they have some great tips you could try in any situation.
As always, we hope you found this useful. If there is any content you would like to see about wellbeing please pop over to our Facebook page and leave us a comment.
Take care x