Wellbeing Wednesday – Work it out

How often do you consider your own wellbeing?

Sometimes it is good to just stop and reflect on your mind, body and soul, also to do a self-scan to see if there is anything that can be improved.

Too often in life we rush around so much that we neglect our bodies, we often take our bodies for granted in what they allow us to do daily, until it is taken away from us that is. For example, how often do we pay attention to being able to breathe with ease? The minute we have a cold or the flu we soon realise how much we have taken breathing for granted when you feel like you are suffocating because your nose is blocked.

Keep Learning – The human body is an amazing thing, the brain especially. How much do you know about the human body and what it is capable of? Why not do some research and find out?! Here at Epica we have found a good place to start, it is an article from the independent https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/18-facts-you-didnt-know-about-how-amazing-your-body-is-a6725486.html

Get Connecting – Instead of connecting through social media, why not try meeting up with friends and go for a coffee or a walk or you can spend some valuable time with family.

Be Mindful – Pay attention to your body and its current state;

  • Are you tense? Relax!
  • Are you worried about something? Talk to those who are closest to you. A problem shared really is a problem halved.
  • Are you stressed about what you must do? Write a list and tackle it methodically.

Be Active – If you are someone who doesn’t enjoy exercise as it is too strenuous, go for a walk! 30 minutes is plenty, it will get your heart rate up, it will burn calories, it will get the blood pumping and wake you back up after that long day in work! Most importantly it releases those feel-good endorphins.

Be Giving – This doesn’t have to be something of value but simply your time, your help or lend an ear to someone who is struggling. Sometimes it is nice to give selflessly and to know you have made a difference to someone’s day.