It’s that time again when we look at a letter of the alphabet in relation to wellbeing. Wellbeing is something we should all take notice of. We need to take it seriously and look after ourselves. So perhaps this month take a moment to yourself, spend a wee while doing something to make you happy and content. This month the A-Z of Wellbeing is looking at the letter K.
Kindness – It takes nothing to be kind to someone. Taking a moment out of your day to chat to your neighbour or listen to a work colleague going through a hard time. Think about how you feel when someone is kind to you. It could be something as simple as someone complimenting your perfume, clothes, hairstyle, anything but when someone notices, it really makes you smile both outwardly and inwardly, even if we don’t accepting a compliment well.
Simple acts of kindness can be a big deal. Letting someone jump the queue at a checkout with only have a few items, taking a parcel in, taking the neighbours bins in or putting them out. We’re not talking huge life altering acts of kindness, just ones we come across regularly or on a daily basis.
Knowledge – The more you know, the more power you have. If you have anxiety, depression or suffer from panic attacks or any mental health issue, do your research and find out as much as you can about them. Speak to your doctor, look online for information from reliable sources, talk to friends, listen to podcasts and arm yourself with as much information as possible. This will help you to help yourself and find out what’s out there for you to try and what options you have. Don’t be afraid to try different things, get some advice and see what works best for you.
Knowledge in any circumstance is a positive. It is good to learn and understand to broaden your mind.
Kitkat – Ok so this is a chocolate bar (as well as the name of my cat) but ultimately I want you to ‘have a break’. Take a moment and relax, put your feet up and give yourself a break. We are all so busy rushing about from A to B. We need to remind ourselves to take a moment to breathe. Stop the hamster wheel and get off for a minute. Take a 15 minute break and go for a quick walk or listen to a fun podcast or read or lie down, close your eyes and meditate. Make a point each day of taking a few minutes to step out of your routine
Thank you for reading. Next month the A-Z of Wellbeing will be on the letter L. Have a great week and look after you.
Love Emma xx