How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along? Many of us start the year with the best of intentions to stick to a new diet or a new gym routine, but find it hard to keep to our resolutions once the novelty has worn off. This January, instead of making resolutions which you find it difficult to keep, why not make self-care and wellbeing your priority? To help get you started, here are 4 ways you can nurture your wellbeing in 2020.
Get Physically Active
While exercise may not always be a whole lot of fun, it is fundamental to developing a positive sense of wellbeing. The good news is that there are small steps you can make to incorporate exercise into your life, which will quickly yield positive mental and physical benefits. If you're totally new to exercise, start by committing to a 20-minute walk each day. If that doesn't appeal to you, why go for a swim at the weekend, or get involved in a physically active sport that you enjoy, such as tennis, squash or football?
Readjusting back to normality can be a challenge after an extended period of rest over Christmas. After unwinding, we have to gear ourselves back up again mentally, which can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. Practising mindfulness is a great way to maintain mental balance, and to keep our work commitments in the proper perspective.
To begin practising mindfulness, download one of the popular free mindfulness apps to your phone such as Calm or Headspace. These apps are easy to use, and feature a number of guided meditations that can help you to develop the habit of mindfulness at your own pace.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The importance of a regular sleeping pattern to your wellbeing cannot be overstated. A good night's sleep has been scientifically proven to reap several physical and mental health benefits, but is still something that people find difficult to maintain as family and work commitments pile up.
If you are not getting enough good quality sleep (seven to nine hours for the average person), there are a couple of easy steps you can take. To start, you can try going to bed 15 minutes earlier. This helps to alleviate any mental pressure you place on yourself to fall asleep by a certain time. You can also take steps to help yourself unwind mentally in the evening, such as placing a curfew on screen time, meditating, reading or listening to soothing music before bedtime.
Be Kind to Yourself
Self-care and wellbeing are multi-faceted, and what works for one person may not work for another. However, self-kindness is something that makes us all feel better about ourselves, as the form self-kindness takes depends on what makes you feel good. Whether it's reading a good book in a warm blanket, going to the cinema with your best friend, or taking a nice long bubble bath in the evening, make sure you take the time to do what makes you feel good in 2020.
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