Five Ways to Wellbeing.
Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Sometimes it can be challenging to keep on top of our wellbeing – and it often only happens if we consciously think about it. Here are the five widely accepted ways to wellbeing, with some hand tips.

  • Connect: make time to connect or reconnect with family, friends, colleagues – those around you.
    From Mind: “There is strong evidence that suggests that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and important to functioning well in the world.”
  • Be Active: take a walk, run, swim, or play an active game in the street or garden – whatever you enjoy.
    From Mind: “Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.”
  • Learn: something new – whether reading a book, an article, researching something of interest or learning more formally. 
    From Mind: “Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction. The practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing.”
  • Take Notice: of the world around us – stop, look, listen is not only a useful reminder for crossing the road but also for being present.
    From Mind: “Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your wellbeing and that savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities.”
  • Give: whatever you can, and it doesn’t need to be a lot – your time, your money, your wisdom – you choose. 
    From Mind: “Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy; plus research has shown that performing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing.”

Above all else – be kind to yourself and those around you.

Getting Help and Support

If you need a little help – don’t hesitate! Here’s a few handy links: