Keep in touch with others
Being connected with others is good for you - whether it’s your mates, family or neighbours. Spending time with people close to you over a brew has its benefits, and a little goes a long way. See friends more regularly, or meet friends in person. Daring enough? You could join a sports or social club and meet new people that way.
It’s recommended that adults do 150 minutes - 2.5 hours - of activity each week (that makes you feel warmer or slightly out of breath). One way to achieve this is to do 30 minutes of activity on at least 5 days each week. You can even break it down into 10 minute bursts of activity to fit it into your daily routine.
Open your eyes to what’s around you
"Wake up and smell the coffee". We only notice a small number of the things happening all around us – the nights getting shorter, the weather getting colder, more promises about a white winter? Try switching off for a second. Take a moment to go for a walk, see if that does you some good. See how you can learn to notice more around you on Headspace.
Learn something new
Your brain is a complicated organ. The 'head' quarters of what you do and who you are as a person needs to be kept active. Challenge yourself by seeing what else you can pick up (and maybe show off). Whether it’s learning a language, how to cook a dinner to surprise your partner, or even rediscovering a favourite past time! For more information, see what courses are available locally.
Give a little
This might be a bit cheesy but doing something good for a mate or even a stranger, could make you feel better. Little things matter like saying hello to a neighbour, chatting with a friend whose going through a rough patch can make a difference. Could you help someone out or try volunteering? To find out how you can volunteer in your community, click here.
Drink less Alcohol
Having a drink is something that we do from time to time. Try and have two or more alcohol-free days a week. Your liver will repair itself and your mind will be more positive. To find out more about how your drinking compares to recommended daily limits and for tips and tricks on how to cut back have a look at our tool box or the Drink Checker