Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Becoming more aware of the present moment can help us enjoy the world around us more and understand ourselves better. When we become more aware of the present moment, we begin to experience afresh things that we have been taking for granted
Resilience is the ability to cope with life’s challenges and to adapt to adversity and is important because it can help to protect against the development of some mental health problems. If you aren’t as resilient as you’d like to be, you can develop skills to become more resilient by taking part in our challenge.
The challenge develops mental resilience and mindfulness. The challenge is simple but highly effective. We ask participants to log these three areas each day:
- Minutes of relaxation, yoga, meditation etc
- Minutes of sleep
- Minutes of healthy coping skills daily (mindfulness, massage, Pilates, book reading or other calming activities)
We also ask participants to complete the NHS Mood Assessment and record scores weekly:
- Mood score – anxiety
- Mood score – depression
Coaches provide tips and guidance on resilience and mindfulness.