Strong relationships with others are an essential part of building resilience and boosting wellbeing.
Evidence shows that CONNECTING with others including colleagues, friends, whānau and the wider community promotes wellbeing, and helps build a support network for when times get tough.
Being curious and seeking out new experiences positively stimulates the brain.
Setting goals, being open to new ideas and continuing to LEARN throughout life helps boost wellbeing and build resilience.
Being physically active every day is great for our bodies and minds.
As well as improving physical health and fitness, being ACTIVE can also improve our mood and overall mental wellbeing, and decrease stress, depression and anxiety.
Giving makes us feel good. Carrying out acts of kindness, whether small or large, can increase happiness, life satisfaction and general sense of wellbeing.
GIVING is more than just sharing material things with others. It’s about cultivating a spirit of generosity and actively supporting others.
Paying more attention to the present moment, to thoughts and feelings and to the world around us can boost our wellbeing.
Using ATTENTION to increase awareness, concentration, and focus on the current moment and the task at hand, has been shown to improve wellbeing and mood.