how to maintain well-being


what is well-being?

The state of feeling healthy and happy.


what does that mean for you?

      • feeling good
      • having a sense of vitality
      • doing things which you enjoy and which matter to you
      • having the inner resources to cope when things go wrong
      • having supportive relationships
      • taking care of  your physical health


improving your well-being?

The most up to date evidence says that building these 5 things in to your daily life is important in maintaining or improving well-being.


      • connect… with the people around you
        • join a group
        • speak to someone instead of sending an email
        • meet up with your friends and family
      • be active… every day in as many ways as you can
        • walk instead of taking the bus or car
        • take the stairs instead of the lift
        • get busy in the garden
      • take notice… be curious, appreciate the beauty of nature
        • notice and appreciate the changing seasons
        • hear the birdsong
        • savour the time spent with friends and family
      • keep learning… pick up an old interest, try something new
        • register for an evening class
        • read a book on a new subject
        • read the newspapers
      • give… do something nice for someone
        • Smile
        • Compliment someone
        • Give your time


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