When it comes to our mental wellbeing, it’s often the small things that can make a big difference. We’ve highlighted some of the top ways we can strengthen our own mental fitness as well as some tips on how we can have a kōrero with our mates and whānau.
A good night’s sleep allows our mind to rest and helps us be better prepared to face the day’s challenges.
Being able to scan for the positives is a skill that we can actually train our brains to be better at and is great for our mental wellbeing.
Practicing mindfulness is a great way for us to create space and take a minute to relax. Even just 5 minutes can help us refocus and think more clearly.
Finding time to relax can be a challenge when we have a lot on our plate but taking some time out is super important to our mental wellbeing.
Changes, no matter how small, can be an indication something is up. If your gut feel is they seem a bit off, it’s worth a check in.
You’d always ask a mate how they were feeling if they were injured – asking how they’re feeling if they seem stressed or down is exactly the same.
Checking in regularly with your mates lets them know you’re there if they need you, and helps keep the conversation in play.