Too often we focus on the big things; completing a project, meeting a deadline, losing 5kg or restarting in a new career that we forget the value and impact the small things in our day-to-day life make in working towards achieving and succeeding.
When we stop or skip on the small things over time we start to feel the impact; low energy, lack of focus, indecisiveness, overwhelm, no motivation, negative self-talk, low mood and loss of confidence.
Use the wellbeing essentials list below as a self check-in.
Score yourself for each category out of 5 (5 being ‘couldn’t be better’, 0 being ‘I’ve completely let this go’).
Drinking 8 glasses of water a day /5
Eating 3 meals a day /5
Eating fruit and vegetables every day /5
Drinking 1-2 cups of coffee/tea a day /5
Conscious moving for at least 30 minutes a day /5
Resting by yourself for a least 10 minutes a day /5
Going to the toilet when you need it every day /5
Clean, tidy environment (think your car, where you sleep, work) /5
Getting 6-8 hours of sleep each day (unless you’re a new mum – do your best!) /5
Spending within your means /5
Doing something for fun each week /5
Having a meaningful conversation each week /5
Spending dedicated time outside each week /5
Giving back or supporting your community /5
Don’t panic if you have some low scores – every moment is a new moment to make a new decision and do something different. Remember this is about the small things, start with one small step you can to start increasing your scores.
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