Positive Steps to Wellbeing

During the winter months, when the days are shorter, and the weather is more unpredictable, we can catch ourselves not doing as much. During this time, we can stop doing the activities that bring us joy, which can result in us feeling stressed, tired and down.

To help give you a boost, follow these four steps.

1 Make a list of the most important parts of your life.

This can help you identify what your priorities are. It could include people you’re close to, your responsibilities and hobbies you enjoy.

2 Identify short, medium and long-term activities

Now you have identified the essential parts of your life, next come up with activities you can do to look after these priorities. A good way of doing this is by organising the activities into short, medium and long-term goals. For example, I will go for a walk around the park tomorrow (short), and I will make sure I send a postcard to a friend next week (medium).

3 Create a schedule for your activities

For each activity, write down the following:

  • What day will you do it on?
  • What time?
  • Where?
  • What equipment/tools will you need?

4 Refer back to your lists

Take the time to refer back to your list of priorities. This can help you reflect on whether your activities are meeting your own personal needs.

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