Sign up to our 5ways 5months challenge, building resilience by focusing on a different part of the Five Ways to Wellbeing each month.
As we say goodbye to 2020 and look forward to the coming year, the team at Mind in West Essex are inviting you to join us on our 5ways 5months challenge.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing is an approach that has been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation. Engaging with each of the 5 themes can help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
We will focus on a different aspect of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing each month as follows :
- Be Active – January
- Connect – February
- Give – March
- Take Notice – April
- Learn – May
Be Active - January
Being active doesn’t mean running a Marathon, each day challenge yourself to do something you wouldn’t normally. Move up and down the stairs, potter round the garden, take a safe walk round the street.
Connect - February
Connecting has been hard this year, sign up to Side by Side, call an old friend, write and post a letter. Every day connect a little, even if it’s waving to a neighbour.
Give - March
Giving can be anything from your time, sign up to be an Essex Befriends befriender, give a smile or compliment to someone you see, give yourself permission to feel what you feel.
Take Notice - April
Spring is upon us, what have you noticed, something new each day, record it in your calendar. How are you feeling? Take notice of all that is around you.
Learn - May
Each day put a note in a jar of something new that you have learnt in that day. Read a book, be curious with an old friend, stranger on the bus, find a new recipe.
Celebration - June
Time to come together and celebrate what we have achieved, our hope is we’ll be able to gather face to face but if not we will connect online to hear your stories, reflect on what we have achieved…and of course hand out prizes and certificates!