The 5 Ways to Wellbeing is a campaign to raise awareness about simple strategies everyone can adopt for improving our overall mental health. Over the next five months, Helping You Sparkle™ is working alongside the Public Health team at Milton Keynes Council, focusing on and promoting the benefits of each of the following topics:
For the month of November, we’re focusing on connect. What does “connect” mean to you?
Connection is very much about feelings of being able to relate to and talk with the people around you. It’s a feeling of being understood, feeling heard, valued and welcome. When we connect with other people, we aren’t just making new friends or sustaining old friendships, we are showing up and allowing ourselves to be who we truly are.
We can also connect with ourselves. How often do you check your mobile ‘phone to see how other people are? And how often do you check in with yourself to see how you are? Connecting with yourself gives you the opportunity to “check in”, see where you’re storing tension and look at helpful ways to relax, like Mindfulness. Take a look at this Helping You Sparkle™ free factsheet on Mindfulness which includes an activity for you to try.
Ways to connect:
You can also visit the 5 Ways to Wellbeing on the Milton Keynes website.
To find out more about the paid-for, private therapy and training services offered by Helping You Sparkle™, just get in touch.