5 Ways to Wellbeing – Take Notice

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing is a campaign to raise awareness about simple strategies everyone can adopt for improving our overall mental health. 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:

  • Connect
  • Be active
  • Take notice
  • Keep learning, and
  • Give

For the month of March, the theme is Take Notice.  

There are many ways and opportunities to take notice of things around you, when going for a walk or spending a day at the seaside.  You can listen to the birds singing, the wind in the trees, or notice the texture of a piece of fabric or fruit.

The benefits of taking notice are that it helps to relax the body and the mind, by interrupting unhealthy or unhelpful thoughts and focusing your attention on something that can help improve how you feel.

To take notice, the key is paying attention using a technique like Mindfulness.  There is also a free factsheet on Mindfulness here.  How will you take notice today?

There are a number of free resources on this website given with our compliments and in the members area when you subscribe – click here for details and you can also book a class or workshop through Helping You Sparkle™

There are also courses available in Milton Keynes through the Smile:)MK Project with some courses available free of charge. These include Stress and Anxiety Management and Relaxation classes. Take a look. 

You can also visit the 5 Ways to Wellbeing on the Milton Keynes website.

About Delphi Ellis

Qualified Counsellor, Mental Health and Well-Being Trainer, and Mindfulness Practitioner. Creator of Monday Mojo™. Talks 'Lady Business', raising awareness of factors which predominantly affect Women's Mental Health like pregnancy and domestic abuse. Helping to improve the global conversation, and bring an end to stigma and shaming. Dream Explorer as seen on the telly. Avid tea drinker.

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