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Wellness tools |26 July 2021

Earlier this year in January, the Seychelles NATION newspaper published an article about the Wellness Trends that were being predicted for year.

The forecasts revealed that there would be a focus on the re-prioritisation of self-care, including using more accessible, simpler and fewer resources to attain the most of being fit and healthy; mindful and intuitive eating; prioritising mental wellbeing; as well as virtual fitness and wellness.

As we continue to hear and learn about the importance of tending to our wellness, we’ve also now looked into various toolboxes, to share with you three ideas for simple and accessible wellness tools.

Wellness tools are things that you enjoy doing and which can help you manage during difficult times; it is recommended that we use a variety of tools on a daily basis, even when all seems well, so that they are easier to use during challenging times (Canadian Mental Health Association).

If it helps, you can write a list of your own, favourite wellness tools, and take a look at this list every morning for quick ideas of what you can do.

Practice gratitude

We have learnt that a simple way to calm or improve our moods is by paying attention to the good things that are happening in our lives.

Many people choose to do this by keeping a gratitude journal; here a person can write about anything that they feel is something positive in their life, like their family and friends, their accomplishments, a career that they are passionate about, how they managed to help someone, or something that brought a smile to their face.

Do the things that make you happy

Think of things that bring calm and happiness to your life and try to carve out a little time each day to do one or more of these.

There are so many things we can do including getting some movement in, letting others know how we feel, spending time in nature and savouring our surroundings; treating yourself to something special like a fresh and new hairdo; being creative; showing kindness to the people around us; and getting enough, good quality sleep.

Get support

Another way is to choose a friend, colleague or family member whom we trust and to talk to this person about the problems that we are facing. You can ask this person to listen to your concerns and to give you feedback.

Some people feel that just by talking about what they are going through and have someone to listen, is helpful. Others feel that asking the person supporting them to accompany them to do something fun together also benefits them.


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