Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based actions which promote people’s wellbeing.
They are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. These activities are simple things individuals can do in their everyday lives to help improve wellbeing.
Connect with the people around you, with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Think of these relationships as the foundations of your life. Invest time in developing them. Building these connections will help support and enrich you every day.
Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good., Discover an activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Savour the moment. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to cook something new. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving, not one that is a chore. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can rewarding and will create connections with the people around you.