When you move your body creates Endorphins, BDNF, Dopamine and Serotonin.
In simple, movement works to make you:
- Less stressed
- Gives you more energy
- Boosts personal confidence and self awareness
- Improves concentration and learning
- Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety
- Helps fight insomnia
Use MEETCUB to find ways to make movement tick all of the wellbeing boxes.
- Find a hobby that involves movement.
- Grab a friend to join in with you.
- Do it daily and make it fun!
- Watch and feel your body reconnect with itself.
ENVIRONMENT: (Beach, park, backyard, forest, sunshine, water)
Disconnecting from technology and reconnecting to our natural environment is vital for our wellbeing. Nature has a medicine cabinet that really does wonders for our health.
Contact with nature:
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Decreased stress
- Increased energy
- Increased vitamin D production
- Increased memory performance and attention span
- Find a green space, whether it be a park, beach or even your backyard.
- Enjoy some downtime, fresh air and sunshine.
- If possible, find a natural body of water as it really helps to calm the mind.
- Tune your senses (smell, see, listen) into the natural elements around you.
“There is no wifi in the forest but I promise you will find a better connection”
The process of absorbing earths free flowing electrons from its surface through the soles of ones feet.
- Less stress, anxiety and depression
- Reduces inflammation
- Better Cardio vascular Health
- Better sleep
- Helps to increase energy
- Can help reduce pain
- Find a grassy spot or beach.
- Take your shoes off.
- Enjoy taking the time to feel your body.
- Let nature do the rest.
Time to connect to self, others and the environment each day.
We live in a world where money can buy you pretty much everything, except time. Yet it’s the one thing we all want more of. Time for yourself, time for your friends, time for your family.
- Less time outdoors then maximum security prisoners
- 1 month a year sitting watching TV
- One in five minutes (3.6 hours) a day is spent on social media.
- Make time for you everyday.
- Keep a daily diary.
- Make a schedule for important events like holidays and time with the people that matter.
- Stick to appointments and if there’s a chance you can’t make it then don’t book it.
Connection in our life is vital, not only with ourselves but with everyone else around us.
How many time have you been with someone whom you are trying to spend time with but you feel like they are somewhere else in their thoughts, actions (texting or on their mobile phone) or generally just not being present with you?
- Our quality of interaction and connection can have lasting influence on others
- Social connection creates a positive feedback loop of social, emotional and physical wellbeing
- Lower levels of anxiety and depression
- Higher self esteem and empathy
- Make time to connect with yourself, alone.
- Make time to be with friends and family and connect with them, together.
- Put your phone away and enjoy each other’s company.
- Make time to connect with nature, go outside and take in your surroundings.
Nutrition – Attitude – Purpose – Sleep
If you can’t look after yourself, how can you expect to look after another?
We all know when we are low on sleep or food, but are we as tuned into things like our attitude, and sense of purpose? Universal covers the four cornerstones of Sleep, Nutrition, Attitude and Purpose.
- Sleep – Put away the phone and give your body time to rest and rejuvenate.
- Nutrition – we all know it helps our physical health, but its critical to our mental health too.
- Attitude – you can’t live a positive life with a negative attitude.
- Purpose – What kind of person do you want to be? What do you love doing? What qualities about you can you share with others? Does your purpose utilise your strengths, passions and beliefs?
Did you know that we spend about half our time reliving our past, and half our time worrying about the future?
Focusing on your breath and being present in what you do is a valuable tool in reducing stress and the pressures of life. It also helps with maintaining a positive attitude.
Why is this so important!
- 1 in 6 young Australians is currently experiencing an anxiety condition
- Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people than car accidents
- A quarter of young Australians say they are unhappy with their lives
1. Close your eyes.
2. Breathe slow, gentle, deep breathes in and out through your nose.
3. Allow yourself to relax and be present.
4. Enjoy this moment of reconnecting to you.