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Five Ways to Well-being

January 13, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC

5 ways to well-being

There are two main elements to well-being: feeling good and functioning well. To feel and function better, there are things you can do – the Five Ways to Well-being.

Well-being is how we feel about ourselves and our part in the world around us. It is affected by our circumstances, the activities we are involved in, and our inner strength and resources.  By improving our well-being, we are more able to:

  • Five ways to well-beingEngage with people and the world around us
  • Have positive relationships
  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Bounce back from difficulties

The five interrelated ways of well-being are: connect, be active, notice, keep learning and give. Learn what you can do in each way of well-being and how they all work together.

Adapted from the New Economics Foundation Five Ways to Wellbeing Project

More Five Ways to Well-being Articles

Connect: Build Positive Relationships
Be Active: Move to Feel Good
Notice: Savour the Moment
Keep Learning: Open Your Mind
Give: Find Fulfillment in Helping Others

Resources & Links:

New Zealand: Mental Health Foundation
United Kingdom: NHS Five steps to mental wellbeing
New Economics Foundation (NEF): Five Ways to Wellbeing Project
NEF: What a difference five ways make


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