Protective heath behaviours can assist both our physical health and mental wellbeing. Evidence suggests that often intentions of implementing protective health behaviours are high, but enacting on these behaviours is low. During times of change it can be helpful to focus on what we can do to benefit our own health to gain a sense of control, rather than dwell on the behaviours of others.
To help with this, take a look at our implementation intentions table which can help break down your health-related intentions and make them achievable and eventually automatic. Examples might include behaviours such as physical activity and a balanced diet.
It’s important to create a healthy balance of behaviours to help maintain our wellbeing. The finding a healthy wellbeing resource will help you think about how to create this balance through achievement, connections and enjoyment.