Your wellbeing influences how you think and feel about yourself as well as others. It also affects how you deal with day-to-day life. Happiness is key to your wellbeing, and when you’re happy, you enjoy a natural energy and zest for life.
So, especially in today’s hectic world, it’s really important to make some quality time for yourself. That’s why here at Lipton, we want to help you make wellbeing a part of your everyday routine – even when you’re busy. Let’s start with a few tips for looking after number one.
Give yourself some digital downtime. Yes, you could respond to that Facebook message, text someone back or reply to that comment on Instagram, but it’s important to take time out from the digital world too. So put down your phone or tablet or whatever, and take some time to truly switch off from everything.
Do something you love every day. Whether it's taking an early morning walk, enjoying a cup of tea with a friend or indulging in your favorite hobby after work, make sure you always have something to look forward to each and every day.
Try something new. Don't get stuck in a rut – change is what helps us to grow. So take up a new pastime, try new things, and even do the things you do every day a little differently. Try a new recipe. Take an alternative route to work. You get the picture.
Do something nice for someone. It could be volunteering for a charity, stopping to say ‘hello’ to an elderly neighbour even when you’re late, or sending flowers to cheer up a friend. Big or small, acts of kindness really do make you feel good. And others too.
Think positively. When negative or stressful thoughts pop up during the day, try to reframe them in a positive way. Things look a lot brighter if you do this.
Consider others. If you've had a hard day, it can be easy to offload on your nearest and dearest. But simply asking someone how their day was before you talk about your own can make a huge difference.