Having close connections increases our wellbeing as we need these bonds in life to thrive and survive. These are connections that we have with our friends, family relationships and with food. It is also about any other connections that we enjoy, such as our work, music, art, nature and hobbies.
Hands up if you struggle with work-life balance? I certainly do, and one in four of us feel the same. If you feel that your work life is getting in the way of your playtime then this article is especially for you.
Achieving emotional wellbeing involves understanding how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all connected. If we deal with them in unhealthy ways, it will affect our overall wellbeing. Learning to accept them with compassion, and without judgement and putting the right steps in place means we can flourish in our emotional wellbeing.
I spent a long time over exercising and pushing my body through pain. I would force myself to exercise so I could “earn” food to eat that day. I only viewed exercise as a way to control my weight. It was only during my recovery that I learnt that exercise didn’t have to be crazy workout regimes, just moving our body daily in a way that we enjoy is just as beneficial.