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Getting Involved - #MyWee5

October 01st 2018

Getting Involved - #MyWee5

As part of the #MyWee5 campaign the clinical team here in Jigsaw Donegal have put together a short blog on each of the FIVE-A-DAY. This week, for World Mental Health Week, we will look at a different piece each day. 

So make sure and keep an eye for them over the week on Facebook and don’t forget to like and share! 

Today we will focus in on GET INVOLVED, completed by a member of our Clinical Team.

When it comes to maintaining a healthy active mind getting involved and learning new things is a great place to start. Whether you are someone who is academic, sporty, musical, or none of these things, there is literally something out there for everyone.  

Whether you want to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby, the main thing is not to put pressure on yourself. Whatever your interests are, if it’s something you enjoy, or are curious about, have a go!

Or maybe you want to throw caution to the wind and try something completely new, go for it!  It doesn’t matter how small you start off, even just trying a new recipe out, give it a go! It's good for your mental wellbeing to do something you enjoy that makes you feel good. Overall this can help to lower your stress levels and make you feel more relaxed and happier.

Setting ourselves small challenges, or goals we would like to achieve can give us a feeling of accomplishment and self-fulfilment which can lead to an increase in our self-esteem and confidence.
 
Here are a few tips to help you get started: