Your health and wellbeing should always remain a priority, especially during times of change and uncertainty. As we all continue to play our part to keep Wales safe, we have put together our top ten tips to support your wellbeing.
Here are our top ten tips to help take care of your mental and physical wellbeing:
- Follow a routine – try to follow your ordinary routine as much as you can, adapting it to your current situation. Organise how you will spend your time and set yourself some goals to aim for, to help keep structure and focus. Completing a goal is incredibly good for boosting wellbeing so good luck!
- Stay connected – stay in contact with family and friends to avoid feeling isolated or alone. Connect through video call, phone calls or any way of messaging others to keep interacting and talking to those you are unable to meet in person. We’ve been supporting tenants in our sheltered housing schemes to do just that.
- Limit your social media and news intake – using social media, like Facebook and Twitter, is a great way to stay connected and aware of what is going on. However, with lots of different views and opinions being shared, it can sometimes get too much, and you may struggle to trust what you read. Take a break and turn off any overwhelming news on social media, online or TV. Get important information, especially around COVID-19, from trusted sources like GOV.WALES or NHS.
- Get outside for fresh air – fresh air can make you feel much better especially when you are spending so much time, inside at home. Go for a walk, sit in your garden or even on your doorstep and see if you feel a bit better. Check out more tips on how to enjoy the great outdoors in our Fresh Air Friday blog.
- Keep busy – be creative with some arts and crafts, learn a new skill, find a new hobby or even spend time organising and sorting your home and garden. Don’t forget we also have some handy at home gardening tips and recipe videos which you can follow easily.
- Eat well and stay hydrated – try to eat a balanced diet as much as possible. Lots of nutrient rich foods like fruit and vegetables will help make you feel better and give you more energy. Remember to stay hydrated too, to help you feel refreshed.
- Keep active – whether that is outside or at home, try to be as active as possible to help with your physical and mental wellbeing. Try going for a walk, jog, run or cycle if you’re going outside or using online exercise videos, cleaning and walking around your home, if you’re staying in. Joe Wicks has been a favourite for many families during the last year, and he’s got lots of free workout videos available for everyone.
- Sleep well – getting the right amount of sleep is important, too much or too little can have negative impacts on your mental health and wellbeing. Try to stick to a bedtime routine, make time to relax and unwind before going to sleep without screens, if you can.
- Challenge your mind – keeping your brain busy by reading books and magazines, playing games and solving puzzles, watching films or TV to help keep your mind active. Don’t forget, we have the puzzle pavilion section at the back of Valleys Mag if you’re looking for a challenge.
- Be kind – everyone is experiencing new challenges and struggles; this is a time to be kind to yourself and others. Take care, stay safe and prioritise your health and wellbeing.
If you or someone you know is struggling, we want you to know you are not alone and there is help and support out there to access. Reach out to someone you trust, a doctor or mental health charity to discuss how you are feeling.
If you need support from Trivallis, please contact us.
For more wellbeing advice and support, check out #TrivallisWeekofWellbeing on our website and social media.
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