As well as coping with immediate or current challenges, it’s important to continue to improve our recovery, wellbeing, and resilience.
The concept of wellbeing comprises two main elements: feeling good and functioning well. Feelings of happiness, contentment, enjoyment, curiosity and engagement are characteristic of someone who has a positive experience of their life.
Equally important for wellbeing is our functioning in the world. Experiencing positive relationships, having some control over one’s life and having a sense of purpose are all important attributes of wellbeing.
The New Economic Foundation sets out the 5 ways to wellbeing.
- be active.
- take notice.
- keep learning.
In addition, eating well, sleeping well, not drinking too much, and connecting with nature, all help us look after ourselves.