Here are some suggestions as to how you can incorporate the 5 ways to wellbeing into your week.
Monday - Connect
Now things are starting to get back to a little bit of normality the thought of having to get back into any kind of routine with work and at home can be a stressful and worrying time for many, therefore, it’s more important than ever for us to watch out for our mental wellbeing and seek help when we need it.
Tuesday - Get Active
With the lockdown restrictions easing slightly you may want to meet up with a friend/family to do some exercise outside in someone’s garden or in a park. It is important while you are doing this to still ensure you are adhering to social distancing measures.
With this in mind, remember the key is to focus on the types of exercises you’re doing. Need some ideas to challenge you, why not Take advantage of at least one exercise in each category. Go for the "big 4":
Wednesday - Give
Do you still want to volunteer to help? Or know someone who’s circumstances may have changed and now need some additional support?
Kirklees COVID-19 Community Response is aimed at supporting those who are most vulnerable and in need of support, and who cannot currently get this help directly from friends, relatives or neighbours.
If you need support, or if you can offer support, you can get in touch.
Thursday - Keep Learning
Trying to live, keep up with and think about the constantly changing social distancing restrictions and safety measures that have been put into place everywhere we go now we can get out and about more can be challenging for our mental health. Action for Happiness have launched a program that can help you learn to cope and find a little more happiness in these crazy times.
Learn how to be happier by accessessing the 10 days of happiness which is a free online coaching program which guides you through daily actions for a happier living. Each day you will be sent a new research-backed activity via email. All of which are messages written by happiness experts.
Friday - Take Notice
Summer is the perfect time to take notice of your diet.
Every part of our body, including our immune system, works better when supported by healthy living strategies such as exercising regularly, not smoking and eating a healthy diet.
By fuelling our body with the nutrient’s it needs we can have more energy, achieve a healthy weight, improve our mood and support a healthy immune system.
What we eat and drink can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight and recover from infections.
But what makes a diet healthy and how easy is it for us to achieve whilst we’re in lockdown?
From fuelling your body to boosting your mood, what you eat has a big impact on your physical and mental health. Learn about how to balance your plate and tips on finding the perfect portion size for you.
Read more and access The Wellbeing Toolkit for Healthy eating