This week it is World Wellbeing Week, when we think about our own wellbeing, with regards to mental health, work/life balance and being healthy from a food and an exercise perspective. Just eating the right thing is no longer enough – people now understand that being healthy has to mean managing your physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.
At Munchachos, we very much support this point of view. Our snacks are fun and tasty and we very much want them to fit into a healthy, varied and well-rounded lifestyle – food for the mind, body & soul!
When it comes to thinking about our children’s wellbeing, the Mental Health Foundation suggests following the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing.’
Connections support and enrich us every day. Start a new hobby, organise a fundraiser, hold a school assembly. Bringing students and groups of friends together is a great way to boost morale and get the creative juices flowing.
2. Get active
We all know that exercise is good for your body, but it can be good for your mind too. There are so many activities to choose from and getting involved can be a great way of dealing with negative thoughts and feelings and boosting your self-esteem.
3. Be Mindful
Take time to check in with your thoughts and feelings. Give yoga a go, learn some breathing techniques, do some group meditation. You’re never to young to learn the skill of paying attention to the present moment.
4. Keep Learning
Something we’re very eager to push at Munchachos. Nothing beats the sense of achievement you get from learning something new.
5. Give to others
Evidence shows that helping others can is actually beneficial for your own mental health and, in turn, your wellbeing. It can help reduce stress, improve your emotional wellbeing and even benefit your physical health.
Wellness is something that should be considered by all – whether child or adult. No matter how busy a life you lead, or how many people are dependent on you, you need to make time for you. Perhaps World Wellness Week is something that you could participate in as a family?