In the wake of the pandemic, we are all changing the way we view our wellbeing. For many of us, we have shifted priorities and turned our focus towards how to live a more healthy life. Lockdown has spurred a wellbeing revolution and encouraged more balance between our work and personal lives.
Mental health charity Mind, along with Wellbeing World and research from the New Economics Foundation, are advocating ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ during this year’s World Wellbeing Week.
Connecting with others is key to our wellbeing and helps to boost mental health.
Try calling a friend or relative, listening to a colleague’s weekend plans or passing the time of day with someone new.
Being active is essential for our wellbeing, by lowering rates of depression and slowing age-related cognitive decline.
Try cycling to work once a week, taking a walk at lunchtime, opting for the stairs over the lift or including some easy stretches as part of your daily routine.
Awareness of the present and taking in your surroundings has been shown to directly enhance your wellbeing. Striking a balance between our work and personal lives allows us to be in the moment and focus on being present.
Try changing your routine by taking a scenic route to work, visiting a new place for lunch, or simply look up and take notice of what is around you instead of what is on your screen.
Learning new things is linked to increased levels of self-esteem, lifts depression and promotes an active lifestyle.
Try a new class, read a challenging book, complete a crossword or spend time each day learning a new word or language.
Kindness in your community and helping others is reportedly leading to greater levels of individual happiness and increased wellbeing.
Try saying hello to your neighbours, paying for a stranger’s coffee or donating blood.
Here at DocComs, we have designed a clinical app to help medical professionals balance their work and personal lives. Through bespoke functionality, designed by doctors, we have created a system to support clinical communications and allow teams to management their patients and workload securely on their mobile phone. The idea is to ease the weight carried by our doctors and nurses to allow them to deliver the best care possible for patients.
Register now to see how DocComs can support you on your wellbeing journey.
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