When there is a lot of uncertainty in our lives and in the world around us, we can slip into comforting behaviours that can have a negative impact on our wellbeing. If your diet, daily routine, or exercise has lost structure due to the current circumstances, you might want to consider making some constructive changes.
Article adapted from Gareth Hughes
VP Community and Welfare, Rahul says "at the start of another busy academic year, it is important to take the time to set ourselves up for success and ensure we are looking after our mental wellbeing. This World Mental health Day, we bring you this blog post, we hope it provides insight to support you moving forward."
Our physical health has a direct impact on our emotional wellbeing. Improving physical health won’t necessarily prevent or cure all mental health problems, but it can give us more energy and focus to confront challenges and solve problems.
Here are some elements of physical wellbeing that can help improve your mood:
Making changes to your daily routine can be hard if you are feeling low or anxious. In this circumstance, don’t feel the need to change everything at once: pick one or two small changes to make. Once you have embedded those, you might find it easier to make the next change. It may help to recruit a friend or family member to help you: committing to a change together can make it easier to succeed.
Focus on improving your current situation rather than on trying to reach perfection. Whatever you do to improve your physical wellbeing will help you maintain or improve your mental health. It will provide you with more energy to tackle the challenges you face and make it more likely that you will enjoy fun activities.
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