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Prioritise self-care for a happier mind


In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to take care of ourselves.

However, when we put our mental and physical wellbeing first we are better equipped to handle everything that life can throw at us.

Even just a few minutes of calm and taking the time to be present in your body and mind can make a massive difference to how we think, feel and behave.

Take a moment to prioritise your wellbeing today, using a few simple tips from Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Angela Wood…

Practise gratitude

Gratitude helps rewire your brain to see the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.

Why not take a moment to appreciate the little things in life.

Write down three things you’re grateful for today and feel the positive energy flow!

Disconnect to reconnect

Unplug from your devices for a while and engage in activities that bring you joy.

It could be reading a book, going for a walk, taking a relaxing bath or spending quality time with loved ones.

No matter what you choose to do, removing constant phone notifications, emails and social media updates will do wonders for your mental wellbeing and give your mind a much-needed break.

Move your body

Physical activity isn’t just great for your body – it’s fantastic for your mind!

What’s more, it doesn’t need to be a strenuous programme or something that has you in the gym every day!

Find a form of movement that you enjoy, as this is key to keeping it up. It could be yoga, swimming, dancing, running or something as simple as a stroll through the park.

Connect with others

Call, message or arrange to meet up with a friend or family member, or join online communities that share your interests and passions.

Social connections are vital for overall happiness and can provide a support system during challenging times.


Above all, remember that practising self-care is an ongoing journey, not a destination.

Embrace taking positive steps towards improving your wellbeing and don’t forget to celebrate your progress!