We know most of you will have enjoyed watching the Olympics from Rio and no doubt like us had a few bleary-eyed mornings after very late nights watching Team GB (and apologies to those of you who hate sports of any kind!)
This year has been a bit bleak in news terms so the good news from Rio has helped brighten up things for many people. We offer huge congratulations to all our medalists, but also to all those who played their part in Team GB's success by doing their best in whatever their event was.
We talk about mental wellbeing, it's in the name of our charity, and feeling good about yourself and the world around you is a key part of good mental wellbeing (or good mental health). We know our mental wellbeing and how well we cope with day-to-day life can change, from day to day, month to month or year to year, particularly during periods of stress, change and uncertainty. By setting yourself small goals you can help yourself stay mentally well. Start with a small challenge, e.g. go for a short walk every day, eat two more portions of fruit & veg than you did yesterday, dig out that craft project you never quite finished, spend 5 minutes doing some deep breathing.
Longer term goals for your mental wellbeing could include:
- Spend your time with positive and supportive people
- Look after your physical health, eat, sleep and exercise well.
- Do something you enjoy
- Do some volunteering, help someone else
- Talk about how you feel
- Practice relaxing
Work out your own personal Gold medal target, then go for it!
If you need some help in achieving your goals, and we all do, our gold medalists all talk about their amazing support teams,
don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Options.
We know you can do it!