This month we challenge you to keep learning ! Try something new!
Keeping your mind engaged with new ideas and experiences is an important part of your mental wellbeing. This could be as easy as doing a daily Sudoku, learning a new skill through an online tutorial or listening to an informative podcast.
Your ability to reason and make good decisions depends on how well your brain interprets and processes information. Doing regular mental challenges trains these mental pathways, improving their effectiveness and refreshing old or unhelpful thought patterns. Research is showing that lifelong learning may improve brain function and prevent or delay the symptoms of dementia.
Find daily activities that you can do to improve your mental wellbeing – keep learning
- Listen to a new podcast 9 of the best Podcasts for mindfulness and meditation
- Create something new – art or craft workshop
- Learn a new language
- Do a puzzle Online Jigsaw puzzles
- Develop your professional skills
- Read a new genre of book : New Release Titles
- Take up a new hobby
- Join a club or team
- Connect over work
- Discover your family history WGL Family History
- Try a new exercise program or regime
- Start an online course Studying and Learning at WGL
Feeling the “Winter blues” can sometimes be due to the seasons changing and with Winter now upon us, check out “Beyond Blue” article on S.A.D (seasonal Affective Disorder) for some tips to overcome the “Winter Blues”.
Exercise of the Month!
Challenge yourself to try a challenge! Look up exercise challenge ideas, you could try:
- Plank challenge
- Sit-up challenge
- Cardio challenge
- Squat challenge
- Lunge challenge
- Walking challenge
The possibilities are endless, look up online for something that you enjoy (or might enjoy), involve the whole family or a friend.
Links for support
Mental Health Awareness Campaigns for July
We regularly find blogs and webinars that we believe many of our patrons would find useful. Click on the images and links below to learn more.