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Boost your wellbeing today!

What do you need right now?

Article by Sue Judge, Wellbeing Coach

The pandemic has impacted our lives in so many ways. It has increased a sense of fear and social isolation, making caring for our loved ones even more difficult. Until recently there has been no end in sight.

It is normal to have found this time extremely challenging, especially over the winter months - but hope is on the horizon. As the season changes, bringing us a vibrant spring and the hope of a (less restricted) summer stretching out before us.

I feel truly blessed living in the South West of England. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, which has been a life-saver for many during this difficult time. I believe we could all benefit by getting back in tune with nature. I, for one, have never spent so long sat in front of a computer!

With stress levels at an all-time high, it’s important to prioritise ourselves and take time to reset. No flower blooms all year round but that’s often what we expect from ourselves, to just keep going, day in and day out.

I’d like you to take a moment and ask yourself – what do I need right now? I invite you to get creative and search for what makes your heart sing!

9 ways to support your wellbeing

What works for one person may not always work for you, but keep trying until you find something that fits.

Remember that we cannot pour from an empty cup – it’s vital that we take care of ourselves first, as this enables us to continue to support the ones we love.  

Try something new

Sign up to an activity you’ve never tried before

Treat yourself

Buy yourself a bunch of flowers to brighten up your day

Get outside

Whether it’s a short stroll or a long walk. You’ll feel happier and healthier – promise!

Keep growing

Get in your garden or bring the outdoors in by planting flowers, herbs or even vegetables

Be kind

Start a journal and begin each day with something you are grateful for

Eat a rainbow

Add a new colourful vegetable to your diet each week

Stay hydrated

Aim to drink an around of 1.5 litres of water a day

Get creative

Paint, play a musical instrument or try a new recipe 

Healthy connections

Surround yourself with those that make you feel good!

We hope this article has inspired you to take some time to support your wellbeing today. If you have further suggestions to share with others that care for their loved ones, we would love to hear them! Get in touch with the team.

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