Useful Information to help your health and wellbeing
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Your health and wellbeing is so very important, please take the time to look after yourself well.
Whether it is sitting with a nice cup of tea, or standing outside doing some deep breathing, taking a few minutes away from your tasks can be enough to de-stress you!
Find something to do which makes you happy, be it sewing, reading, walking, Yoga, painting, baking or perhaps just popping bubble wrap!
Get out into nature. Go for a country walk, sit quietly in the garden or local park. Even better, go with a friend!
Connect with others. Call a friend or family member rather than message them, it will make you feel better to hear their voice.
Treat yourself! Have a manicure, pedicure or massage. Go for coffee and cake with a friend.
You Are Not Alone
Life may feel very challenging right now. It’s understandable that you may be feeling more stressed about many different aspects of your life including your health, your family, your business, your finances – it might feel like the list is endless.
But stress isn’t all bad and there are things you can do to help yourself if you’re struggling right now.
Read this article for more details: Practical Tips to Help Manage Stress
Locally, there is assistance available from Stour Health and Wellbeing Partnership. You can view 3 new activities or resources each week on their News page and the Community Directory has over 420 links to useful organisations!
Need some time out?
Sometimes, as adults, we just need a timeout to refocus and gather ourselves before starting out again.
Making ‘me’ time a priority may seem selfish, but if you do it on a regular basis it can:
- Reduce your stress levels
- Help you be more productive
- Improve your concentration
- Boost your creativity
- Make you feel refreshed
- Strengthen your relationships
- Boost your self-esteem
Spending time on yourself can mean lots of things. You may simply want to switch off your computer and phone and bask in 10 minutes of quiet time. Or you may want to escape from reality by reading a book or watching a film that helps your mind relax.
Whatever you do, try to do it fully and completely. So if you go for a walk, for instance, try not to listen to music or think about what’s on your to-do list at the same time. Just concentrate on the sights, smells and sounds around you as you walk.
Fuel your engine
Eat well. It’s critical to maintain a healthy immune system and minimise stress. Breakfast is important and enables your cortisol levels to return to normal after the fast imposed by sleep. It will also replenish the energy, protein and calcium that was used by your body during the night.
If you skip breakfast, cortisol (the stress hormone) continues to rise and you’re more likely to choose foods that will dampen your mood and lower your energy.
A body fuelled by healthy, slow energy -releasing foods supports greater mental and emotional stability.
Good Mood Food:
- Dark Chocolate
- Nuts and Seeds
To help you further we have added links to useful articles and videos below:.
Small Business owner wellbeing
10 Ideas to looking after your Mental Health
NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing
What’s up with Merve? – Loneliness
Corona Virus support for Small Businesses.
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