3 top tips to boost wellbeing

June 18, 2020 Liggy Webb

Looking after yourself and prioritising time to invest in your overall wellbeing is sound advice especially during these times of uncertainty and high anxiety. Focusing on self-care by managing stress levels and boosting your immune system will have a very positive impact on your physical and mental health.

Here are 3 ways you can boost your overall wellbeing…

  1. Build your immune system

No matter who you are or where you live, the very fact that you are alive depends on you eating and keeping hydrated. A delicious meal and a drink can be one of the most satisfying sensory experiences and can also be responsible for some of our greatest health problems.

You are essentially what you eat. Each human being is made up of water, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins. Every single molecule comes from the food you eat and the water you drink. Eating the highest quality food in the right quantities helps you to achieve your highest potential for health, vitality and freedom from disease.

Following good-health guidelines is the best way to keep your immune system strong and healthy. Get started by building these 10 healthy habits into your life.

  1. Wash your hands frequently.
  2. Eat a healthy balanced diet.
  3. Exercise and relax regularly.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight.
  5. Reduce refined sugar.
  6. Don’t smoke.
  7. Moderate alcohol consumption.
  8. Make sure you get adequate sleep.
  9. Manage and reduce stress levels.
  10. Think positively and be kind.
     
  11. Slow down and relax

Relaxation is one of the best ways to recharge and it is also one of the most important ways to ensure that you are pacing yourself and maintaining a healthy balance. Focusing on the moment and appreciating the experience, rather than being somewhere else, will heighten your enjoyment of whatever activity you are involved in.

Establishing intentional pauses in your day by focusing on all your senses will help you to appreciate much more of what is going on around you, which in turn can have a very relaxing effect. Being around nature and green spaces can also be energising and lift your mood, which will ultimately help you to be more productive.

3. Take time out and switch off

For the sake of your mental health it is worth bearing in mind that there is a great deal of information in circulation – some of it is very valuable and important, some of it is fake and toxic. This can have a detrimental impact on your wellbeing. Don’t believe every story you read, and always fact-check against a reliable and well-evidenced source.

It is also important to balance your intake of daily news and for every negative thing you hear or read, make sure that you actively seek out some positive stories that will uplift you.

Various studies into neurological and emotional wellbeing highlight the need to take breaks. Scanning social media is not a break for your brain because your mind will think it is still working. When you relax, you really need to switch off and avoid directing your thoughts toward any task at all. Downtime is healthy for the mind, body and soul.

About the Author

Liggy Webb

Liggy Webb is an award-winning and bestselling author, presenter and international consultant specialising in life skills. She is also the founding director and CEO of The Learning Architect, an international consortium of life skills specialists. She is recognised as a thought leader on resilience and works with a wide range of businesses helping people to be more resilient, agile and healthy in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. Some of the organisations that Liggy works with include the BBC, the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Support, the World Trade Organisation, the United Nations, Sainsbury’s, Disney, Ralph Lauren and various universities and public sector organisations. Liggy believes that the diversity of the clients she works with provides her with tremendous insight into the challenges that people currently face across all sectors. Her current book, Resilience: How To Cope When Everything Around You Keeps Changing, is a practical and accessible guide for coping with change and offers advice on how to recover and flourish through challenging times. The guiding principles in the book have just been televised for a series with the BBC world service. www.liggywebb.com

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