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Connecting and communicating with your community and social network can be really helpful in boosting wellbeing but sometimes that can feel harder than others. With that in mind, we wanted to share this TED playlist as food for thought:
Being active isn’t just good for our physical health; it’s also proven to have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing. There's lots of ways we can do this. Whether it's going for a lunchtime walk, going to the gym or participating in a sports clubs.
If you are looking for a new way to get active why not have a look at the Sport Scotland website to find your local community sports hub to see what is happening in your local area.
Learning enhances your self-esteem and confidence, and can be a great way to meet new people. You may want to do this by signing up for a class, taking on a new challenge, rediscovering old hobbies.
Open Learn is a great place to sign up for free short courses. They have courses on a wide range of subjects!
Giving can be very rewarding – in fact those who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. What does giving look like?
Well it could be volunteering your time to a charity, spending time with someone who may have been having a hard time, helping a family member with something or even fundraising for a cause you're passionate about!
If you're not sure where to start for looking for volunteering opportunities check out Volunteer Scotland VS for a whole list of options!
Being aware of the world around you, with the majority of your energy focussed in the present moment can really help towards positive wellbeing.
Mindfulness is one approach you can use; learn more in this NHS 24 video about mindfulness.