Here at Colets we understand that the last year has taken a toll on all of us – not just physically but on our mental wellbeing as well. This week, (10th – 16th May) we want to mark Mental Health Awareness Week by sharing a few tips on how to look after yourself and how coming to the club can help.
1. Connect with people: a huge part of looking after your mental health is being able to reach out to people in person. Whether it is chatting to one of our gym team about creating a new programme or doing one of our classes alongside a friend -don’t forget to reach out and connect with people in person.
2. Be active: now that things are beginning to open up, a great way to improve your mental health is being more active. So why not add a bit of exercise to your routine to break up your day? But make sure to find something that you love to do so that it makes it easier for you to want to add to your daily routine and in turn will make you feel better about yourself.
3. Take time for yourself: it can be easy to forget to take time for yourself particularly if you are busy at work or looking after those who need your help. But it is always important to take time to do something that makes you happy – such as going for a swim or having a massage, there are plenty of options for us to help you get some time to yourself.
4. Try something new: By discovering a new interest or hobby, it can help boost your confidence immensely. So why not discover a new class or take up squash to help improve your mental wellbeing? If you aren’t sure what to try then please do get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Mindfulness: it can be also important to make sure that you pay attention to the present – this includes your thoughts, feelings, your body and the world around you. With the help of meditation, you can keep negative thoughts at bay while releasing stress at the same time.
However, if you are really struggling with your mental health, then please do seek out appropriate appropriate help from your GP or mental health charities such as Mind, CALM, Men’s Health Forum and the Mental Health Foundation.