Make taking care of your well-being a lifestyle

Well-being is something I am very passionate about and my passion has led me on a journey of learning with various experiences. A few months, I finished my undergraduate thesis and it is was mainly on well-being and how the impact of our personality traits and working conditions on it. My findings from the study was significant and it just confirmed my suspicions on well-being.

The importance of overall well-ness cannot be overemphasised. It is so important but yet it gets taken for granted so frequently until it is too late to turn back the hands of time.

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It can be tricky to pay attention to your well-being in such a busy loud world, but it is crucial to do so. The more you pay attention to your mental and physical health, the healthier you become. Staying on top of your well-being is a daily task. It is not a crash course and it is not something you can do for sometime and stop doing. Taking of your well-being is a lifestyle.

So how do you take care of your well-being and make it a lifestyle? Here is one way to go about doing just that –

Stay in the present

Staying in the present could be seen as staying grounded. Avoid making plans too far away in the future and avoid dwelling or ruminating on the past. The past is gone and the future is not here, all you have is the present moment so stay in the present. Focusing on the future too much could lead to anxiety, and dwelling on the past could cause depression, which would negatively affect your mental health.

It is okay to make plans but try as much as you can to stay fluid and attached to any rigid outcomes if you can and try not to plan too far into the future. So focusing on anything beyond a year into the future may be too far depending on what it is. Every case is different so personalise staying in the present to suit your needs and to fit the situation.

Get Help

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text Shout from wherever you are in the UK.

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, the trained Shout Volunteers are available to chat day or night.


I will be writing more articles on health and well-being and sharing more well-ness tips over the next few weeks. So keep an eye for the posts if you are into well-being posts.

Also, please share tips on how you stay in the present in the comments section below. You never know who you are helping.

Take care and stay safe.


5 Ways to Boost Mental Wellbeing

The importance of mental well-being cannot be overemphasised. Our mental health affects our physical health, and this is why we must continue to promote ways to boost mental well-being. If you are wondering how to go about improving your overall mental and physical health, you are in the right place. Here are 5 quick ways to boost mental well-being today:

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Stay physically active

Staying physically active is so important to both physical and mental health. It is so easier to find yourself driving everywhere but if you go for long walks every week instead of driving everywhere, your body and mind will thank you for it. Physical and mental health need activities to stay healthy and this is why it is important to stay physically active. So think runs, walks, dancing, exercise, and anything that gets you moving.


Staying mindful is another way to boost mental well-being. Mindfulness is all about focusing on the present and not dwelling on the past or focusing too much on the future. Being mindful helps us stay grateful which does wonders for our mental health. If you struggle to stay mindful, try meditating to keep your mind focused on the present. If you are new to the mindfulness terminology, click here to learn more about staying mindful.

Eat right

Eating a balanced diet helps us mentally and physically. There are diets that are better than others for different people so it is important to pay close attention to your body and feed it what it needs. I have been a vegetarian for a few years now and I can’t imagine eating how and what I used to eat before. Listen to your body and eat right.

Avoid toxic people

Now, this is a big one. We have billions of people on this planet and a good number of them are just toxic. If someone is not good for your mental well-being it is important you stay far away from them. There are so many lovely people around and all you have to do is find the right people for you and avoid the wrong ones. This tip alone would improve your self-esteem and do wonders for your state of mind.

Learn something new

The mind is so strong yet so delicate. It is important you feed it something new every now and again to keep it healthy. You can do this by learning a new skill, trying new things, reading books, and more. There are loads to do with such little time, so use the time you have wisely. Instead of scrolling through the endless tweets on Twitter, grab a good self-help book and soak it all in.

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I hope you find these 5 ways to boost mental well-being useful. Let me know in the comments section what you think of these tips and how you boost your mental health. I am keen to hear all about your tried and tested tips.

Thanks for reading, liking, commenting, and sharing. Until the next post, stay safe.

Say NO to Mental Health Stigma

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it runs from Monday 9 May to Sunday 15 May 2022. Mental Health Foundation has declared the theme of the week to be exploring the effects of loneliness on our mental health, and the steps that can be taken to reduce the mentally draining effects of loneliness in our communities. Loneliness has always been a big issue for many people, especially in the western world. Many people can easily go for weeks without seeing anyone, and with the current health crisis, those weeks could go on for even longer. Loneliness is another silent pandemic going on, and a lot more needs to be done to combat the devastating effects of loneliness on mental health.

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Say NO to Mental Health Stigma

As a society, we are now more open to therapy, and more and more people now openly talk about their mental health issues both online and offline. This is a massive step in the right direction; the more people talk about their mental health issues, the less the stigma. Having said that, a lot more needs to be done to raise more awareness on mental health issues. It is still an uncomfortable subject for many and that should not be the case. There’s a lot going on in our world today and we need to understand that the human mind is so strong yet so fragile. Taking care of our mental health should be at the top of every list.

However, the reality is many people still suffer in silence because of the stigma associated with mental health distress, and many are still hesitant to seek help. Finding the right online therapist covered by your insurance is not an easy feat, and because it’s not, many never get around to doing it. This leads to more mental health decline, and it just goes on and on. This is why companies like Headway are doing an amazing job helping people find therapists covered by their insurance because that takes away the added financial burden of paying for your therapy. Headway takes the pressure off the search and the payment and allows you to focus on finding the right online therapy that accepts insurance and cares for your mental health.

Ways to Care for your Mental Health Today

Here are some coping skills and resources you could check out in between your therapy sessions:

Talk about it

Connecting with others is great for our mental health. If you are struggling in any way, speak to a trusted friend, colleague, or family member.

Stay physically active

You can do this by dancing, exercising, doing chores around the house, going for runs/walks, and pretty much anything that gets you moving. The benefits of staying physically active are great for our overall health.

Have a healthy diet

Diet can affect our physical health as well as our mental health. So ensure you eat well and drink well.

You can read up on more mental health and well-being tips here. The tips are all tried and tested, so there should be a couple you could implement from today.

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