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3 Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing in 2023

January 30, 2023

January is almost over. How was the first month of 2023 for you? With the new year, we often set goals for our lives. We promise ourselves that we’ll get fitter, cut down on alcohol, or eat more healthily. While these are worthwhile things to focus on, what about your wider wellbeing? Here are 3 ways to improve your wellbeing in 2023 that have nothing to do with dieting!

  1. Reflect on What’s Gone By

To set off in the right direction in 2023, a good place to start is reflecting on 2022. What went well for you? What do you want to change? Is there anything that’s stopping you from thriving or affecting your wellbeing? Try writing down your answers to these questions. Reflecting on things can really help you move forward into the new year with confidence.

  1. Get Outside in Nature

Rest garden reopening poster

How many times have you made a new year’s resolution to get fitter? You don’t need to be a gym bunny or marathon runner to reap the benefits of staying active. Gardening is a great way to stay fit. All that digging, bending, raking, and weeding is a serious workout!

Studies have shown that spending time in nature reduces stress and anxiety, as well as boosting your immune system.

If you want to experience the benefits for yourself and improve your wellbeing, why not get yourself along to the lovely Tewkesbury Road Rest Garden on Mondays and Thursdays from 9.30am until 1.30pm?

The garden reopens on Thursday 2nd February and everyone is welcome, whether you want to just enjoy being outside, do some gardening, grow your own food, or have a cup of tea and a chat.

  1. Try Something New

The new year is the perfect time to try something new. Getting out of your comfort zone, learning a new skill, or doing something to help others can give you a real sense of purpose and satisfaction. Especially if your 2023 has been a bit ‘meh’ so far.

Why not make this the year you volunteer with SPTM? There are lots of opportunities to make a difference in the local area and meet some like-minded people. You could protect and look after local parks and green spaces with Friends of Elmfield or be a member of the SPTM Big Local partnership and have a say on the things that happen in your local area.

If you want to improve your wellbeing in 2023, it doesn’t have to be about going on a diet, losing weight, or beating yourself up because you’ve already given up on your resolutions.

This year, think about things differently. How can you make your life richer by adding meaning? How can you make a real difference to yourself and others around you? How can you meet new people who are on your wavelength?

Focus on these things for a better 2023.