Feel Good February is the perfect time to check in on our mental health and wellbeing! Prioritise yourself with positive actions, good deeds, and random acts of kindness!
With all that is happening in the world today – the rising cost of living, global and political conflicts, and climate change uncertainty, it is clear 2024 may have some challenges for all of us. Looking after our physical, mental, and emotional health will be important. When there’s so much that seems outside our control, it’s more important than ever to focus on the things we can control.
Here are some simple feel-good actions that will help put a smile on your face and the faces of those around you.
DO SOMETHING KIND FOR YOURSELF – Treat yourself to a takeaway coffee, eat some cake for afternoon tea, re-read a favourite book, or have a relaxing bubble bath… don’t save special things only for special occasions. Happiness hormones are amazingly good for you.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF – Commit to learning something new today. Never stop learning, it’s great for your mental health and the sense of achievement is a terrific mood booster.
CHECK IN ON SOMEONE – Spend some time with someone who you think may be struggling, not only could it help lift their mood, but it will have positive benefits for you too.
DANCE LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING – Dancing is the ultimate feel-good exercise. Turn it up loud and get moving! Get others in on it too, if they are around – kids love seeing a parent have fun and be silly.
CELEBRATE KINDNESS – Choose kindness because it feels good! Positive actions, good deeds, and random acts of kindness help others and often kickstart a cycle of people looking out for each other.
GIVE SOMEONE A GENUINE COMPLIMENT – Tell someone what you admire in them, it could be just the tonic they need to face the day.
CONNECT WITH A FRIEND – Reconnect with someone you haven’t spoken to for a while, even if it can’t be face-to-face. Take advantage of the digital world and reach out today.
Volunteering is a rewarding way to feel good about yourself and help others through some lonely or challenging times – if you would like to spend time helping others, or you would like someone to help you, click here.