While researching my earlier post on the University of Essex study which proved nature improves wellbeing, I ran across a number of articles and websites on wellbeing. Many of them referred to the five ways to wellbeing. I didn’t know there was such a classification and thought this might be news to you as well. Here they are:
Connect – with people. Invest time in developing and building connections. They will support and enrich you every day.
Be active — step outside. Go for a walk, cycle, garden, dance. Physically moving makes one feel good.
Take notice — be aware. Really notice the changing seasons, the beauty around you and the people and things with which you interact.
Keep learning — do something new. Sign up for a class, fix something broken, cook a new food, read a how-to book… Learning boosts confidence.
Give — do something nice. Say thank you. Volunteer your time. Giving requires you to embrace the previous four points of wellbeing.
There it is in a nutshell. As we dwell upon their full meaning, let’s use these five key points to help improve our wellbeing as we get through this most hectic of months of the 2018 calendar year.
Note: I didn’t review all the websites I found from my website search, but I did notice that most of them came from non-USA locations. Here’s one link from California Mind/Carlisle Eden.