In recognition of this week being Mental Health Awareness week and this year’s theme being relationships, we thought we write a little note on the importance of being present, mindful and connected with your relationship with both yourself and others.
The Mental Health Foundation is calling on you to make a “relationship resolution”. Can you invest more in being present with and listening to friends, family and colleagues? Or could you commit to a 5 minute daily mindfulness practice to focus on your mind body connection?
Relationships are fundamental to our health and wellbeing, equally as important as eating well and exercising. However, it may be hard to focus on these day-to-day, given our packed modern-day schedules. That said, by giving a little attention to the quality of our relationships we can experience a greater sense of fulfilment and love in our lives!
To build and maintain quality relationships we need to make a time commitment. Next time you are on the phone to a friend or relative, rather than feel the need to multitask with preparing packed lunches or checking emails, why not try to give your full attention to your loved one and be fully present with the conversation?