Research shows that if you take care of 5 key areas in your life then you can maintain positive wellbeing.
Connect with others; not only family and friends but also neighbours, colleagues and even pets. The connections that we make can be casual but it is important to also establish meaningful relationships.
Regular exercise is important, however it’s about finding something right for you that fits into your life. There’s no need to sign up for the Bath Half but you might be interested in joining an allotment or going walking.
Research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that an act of kindness once a week over a six week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing. The bottom line is that helping others makes us feel good! You could try something simple like smiling at a stranger, helping a neighbour or volunteering your time.
Take Notice reminds us to slow down, be in the moment and appreciate what we have.
In our busy lives, technology and the pressures of everyday life make it easy to “do” instead of “be”.
A good way to be in the moment is focusing on your breath. Try a mindfulness class to develop this skill.
Learning something new keeps your brain active and improves your self confidence. It is important to keep ourselves motivated and interested by life. This doesn't mean that you have to take on a formal qualification but perhaps try something new like salsa dancing, take up an instrument or perhaps you could rediscover an old interest.
Come to one of our FREE 5 Ways to Wellbeing workshops around B&NES and look at these 5 key areas in further detail to find ways you can introduce changes into your life.
What have you got to lose?!