The A-Z Of Wellbeing – U

Good Morning and I hope you are all well and had a good week and are enjoying your weekend.

This month in my A-Z of Wellbeing series I am looking at the letter U. I did wonder if I would manage to get any words and thankfully, there are more U words out there than you think. So here you go:


Uniqueness – I’ve said it before and will say it again. We are all unique. All of us. From the way we look, the way we act and what we like or dislike to our fingerprints, posture and style. Try to remember this if you find you are comparing yourself with someone else, be it a stranger, a friend or someone you admire. They will have flaws and will not have the perfect life you think they do. You may wish to be them or be like them but why?. Celebrate your uniqueness by being yourself. Dye your hair blue if you want, wear the clothing you feel happy and comfortable in. Don’t be put off by other people’s judgements. They are jealous they don’t have the confidence to do it themselves. Be proud of you and just be you.

Uncomfortable – The uncomfortableness of being out of your comfort zone. You put yourself in this situation as you want to grow and learn. It can feel strange and you may feel unsure you are doing the right thing. But always think back to a time where you did it before. Such as learning to ride a bike or tie your shoes or learning to drive or learning a new language and being in the country where it is spoken and trying to speak it for the first time on a native. Many everyday things you do, would have been uncomfortable at some point. Take it slow and step by step if you can. Imagine you were learning to rock climb. You wouldn’t be left to it and told to get yourself to the top. An instructor would guide you and get you there, helping you over the difficult points and if you make a mistake they will talk you through it. Be your own guide and talk yourself through whatever situation you are in. You can do this.

Unhappy – When you feel unhappy, what do you do? Perhaps you cry and let your emotions out, or maybe you go silent and say nothing. Do you take yourself away somewhere to be on your own or do you pick up the phone and speak to your nearest and dearest and talk it out? There is no right or wrong way when you are unhappy, you just have to do what works for you until it passes. Riding through our emotions is important. However you deal with being unhappy, don’t stifle it, do what you need to help yourself move forward. But do it in a way that is kind to yourself.

Unwind – What is your go to activity or routine or technique you use to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work or even a stressful day with family? Do you like to run a hot bath with lots of bath oil or bath bombs and sink into the tub with relaxing music playing or reading your favourite magazine or book? Maybe it is going for a long walk and spending time in the fresh air, listening to the world around you. Perhaps you like to find a quiet spot in your home to sit and read a book and immerse yourself into a different world. What about coming home from work and taking your shoes off and lying on your bed for 15 minutes as you let go of your day. There are many things you can do to unwind. The key is to find something suitable for you. You have to enjoy it, otherwise you will not feel relaxed only tired and frustrated.

Uplift – Do something everyday to uplift your spirits. Whether it’s yoga, knitting, walking, meditation, or watching something to make you laugh. Do it. Why not lift someone else’s spirits, give them a bunch of flowers or send them a card to say hello. Maybe you treat them to an afternoon tea or lunch or take them down memory lane by going through photos from years ago.

These are a few words beginning with the letter U. It is surprising how many there were! There are likely many more I could have chosen and I am sure you will come up with a few yourself.

Thank you for reading.

Have a great week, take care and look after you.

Love Emma xx

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