Learn new skills

Research shows that learning new skills can also improve your mental wellbeing by:

»Boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem

»Helping you to build a sense of purpose

»Helping you to connect with others

 

Even if you feel like you do not have enough time, or you may not need to learn new things, there are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life.

 

Do

»Try learning to cook something new and healthy 

»Try taking on a new responsibility at work, such as mentoring a junior staff member or improving your presentation skills

»Work on a DIY project, such as fixing a broken bike, garden gate or something bigger. There are lots of free video tutorials online

»Consider signing up for a course at a local college. You could try learning a new language or a practical skill such as plumbing

»Try new hobbies that challenge you, such as writing a blog, taking up a new sport or learning to paint

 

Don't

»Do not feel you have to learn new qualifications or sit exams if this does not interest you. It's best to find activities you enjoy and make them a part of your life