6 steps for mental health & wellbeing

The BEDSMS formula is an easy to follow and remember method that has been found to be very helpful in improving overall wellbeing. We have shared this with many leaders who have this to be useful in their lives.

Breathing

Breathing properly can bring great benefits and maintain vitality. We can quickly enter in a calmer state by breathing in deeply through the nose and exhaling slowly through the mouth. When you focus on your breathing, you are focusing on your yourself. This brings your attention and awareness back to the self which quietens the emotions for mental clarity, especially in stressful situations. Breathing is also an important step in the Ultimate Meditation Technique (UMT). The UMT is one way you can stay healthy and resilient to thrive in challenging times.

Research and personal experience show that a regular physical activity greatly contributes to a healthy mind and body. Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous, taking a few minutes to stretch and walk after an hour on the office chair is highly recommended. Also, many top leaders we know ensure they make 10,000 steps a day. They keep count using either an app or a pedometer. These leaders come up with fitness plans after speaking to their executive coach. The key here is to remain physically active, even if it is just a walk around the living room or office block.

Exercise
Diet & drink

You are what you eat is what we often hear. Being mindful of what you put into your body is important to maintain holistic well-being. Keep a balanced diet by consuming a variety of fruits, vegetables, slow burning carbohydrates, and high-quality protein to provide proper nutrition for your body. Don’t forget to wash down your healthy meal with zero-calorie water. Your body needs at least two liters to stay hydrated.

When was the last time you woke up from a good night’s sleep? How did you feel? Surely you felt energized and raring to go. A good sleep rejuvenates you. Going without adequate rest leaves people feeling fatigue and sluggish which affects responsiveness and productivity. Do your best to get at least six hours of sleep per night. Ensure your sleeping environment is conducive to a good rest. This may mean having a light dinner, getting a new pillow, or adjusting the temperature to create conditions for sleeping well.

Sleep
Medical herbs

Using natural herbs wisely may help improve your overall sense of health and wellbeing. It is strongly suggested that you only take those which are scientifically proven to have a positive effect on the body as evidenced by research. A good practice is to consult your doctor and qualified herbalist before starting any routine involving medicines.

Everyone in this world possesses a unique mix of strengths, talents, and passions to add value to the world. By unleashing your genius, you create the opportunities for happiness and success to happen in your life. By using your natural gifts to add profound value to the world, you feel fulfilled because fulfillment flows from adding value to others. Making a positive difference in the lives of others uplifts your spirt to boost your mental health and overall sense of wellbeing.

Spiritual fulfillment

These are the six steps encapsulated into the BEDSMS formula for you to start on the road towards good mental health and wellbeing. It is important to take care of yourself so why not start today to experience the difference in your life.

Mental health and holistic wellbeing is an important workplace topic. The Mental Health and Holistic Wellbeing Series is created to address this vital issue to help leaders in organizations remain productive for high performance.