People use the term wellbeing regularly, but do we really understand the complex mix of physical, psychological and lifestyle factors which affect our wellbeing, and what we can do to improve it?
This June, we invite you to take a first step to address any issues which could help improve your wellbeing. A good sense of wellbeing not only improves our general feelings of happiness and fulfilment, but could in turn help us avoid physical and mental health problems in future.
In order to make these first steps, we must understand for ourselves what constitutes wellbeing, what contributes to our positive wellbeing, and what negatively affects us.
Ask yourself some questions to assess your own wellbeing. Are you optimistic? Do you often feel relaxed? Do you feel energetic? Do you feel you cope well with your problems? Are you able to think clearly and concentrate?
These are just some of the questions which could help you determine your level of wellbeing. Negative contributors for wellbeing include things such as lack of social activity, poor diet and lack of exercise, stress, consistent poor sleep, and poor physical health and chronic illness.
Whatever your answers to these questions, the good news is that there are always things we each can do to improve and maintain our own positive wellbeing.
Remember too, that your sense of wellbeing will change. We all experience highs and lows, but if you feel you are having more lows than highs, and are not sure how to improve this on your own, then talking to a counsellor or a healthcare practitioner like a homeopath could help.
A homeopath will look at you as a whole-person. They will empower you to address the challenges to improve your wellbeing. Homeopathy is a natural, safe medicine which supports the body’s own self-healing mechanism. Try homeopathy this June. It could be the right option for your physical and mental wellbeing.