Five Ways to Wellbeing

Five ways to Wellbeing

Research shows that building actions that have a positive impact in our day to day life can add up to 7-12 years onto your life, and make you feel good day-to-day.

It is recommended that individuals build in the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' into their daily lives to improve their wellbeing.

What is Wellbeing?

Wellbeing is when you feel good and enjoy day-to-day life. Feelings of happiness, contentment and enjoyment are signs of someone with a positive experience of life.

We want to encourage individuals in Stoke-on-Trent to adopt five themed areas, or ways, to wellbeing that have been shown to improve wellbeing 

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Connect …. with people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in a local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Be active …. go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Take notice …. be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

Keep learning …. new things. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

Give …. do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

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For further information please contact 01782 298049 or email healthimprovement@ssotp.nhs.uk

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