Enhancing your wellbeing
Are you happy with the state of your physical and emotional health? No matter where you are on the “wellbeing” spectrum, you can find ways to improve your day-to-day life. Need some ideas?
- Live in the moment. You’ve heard this advice before, but it’s quite valid. When you slow down and pay attention to your thoughts and sensations—while letting worries about yesterday or tomorrow float away—you’ll enjoy life more.
- Build on your strengths. Remind yourself about your skills and character strengths, and focus these powers on things you want to improve like health or friendships.
- Invest in your health. When you see the need to make some changes in diet or exercise, set small initial goals to get started. Identify something that’s a 2% change like walking 10 minutes a day or substituting fruit for sugared desserts.
- Be grateful and celebrate. Identify things you’re thankful for each day and allow yourself to enjoy your accomplishments.
Additional sources: Harvard Health Publishing, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, VeryWellMind.com, NationalToday.com.