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Setting highly valued goals

Setting highly valued goals

There are plenty of evidence-based activities that enhance our wellbeing via setting highly valued goals. Below are two of them, which you may find interesting to do: Positive Legacy “Think ahead to your life as you would like it to be and how you would like to be remembered by those closest to you. What accomplishments and/or personal strengths would […]

Reduce the “maximiser” in you

Reduce the “maximiser” in you

Life is about striking a balance, rather than going towards extremes. The same applies to our ability to maximise and/or satisfise. Maximiser is a person who values a well-informed choice to such an extent that they try to know close to everything about something before they make a decision. Their need for coming up with the best, the smartest, the […]

Switch off your phone

Switch off your phone

There are plenty of benefits to technology, including the use of our smartphone. It has become a necessary part of our lives and an accessory, we find hard to put down. However, sometimes, too much of a good thing, can be really bad for us, which is why taking a break from your smartphone can be very beneficial to your […]

Slowing down

Slowing down

Many years ago, a book by Carl Honore “In praise of slow” has caught my attention, whilst I was right in the middle of living my life to the full, doing a lot of exciting things and feeling busier and more tired than ever before. Around the same time, I have read yet another book “Thinking fast and slow” by […]

Make wellbeing fun

Make wellbeing fun

Learning wellbeing activities is one thing, delivering it in a way that boosts our wellbeing is another. Imagine you are given a number of evidence-based wellbeing activities to do, but your options are to receive them on a piece of paper, or on a key ring. Do you think this would matter? Researchers have divided participants into three groups, (1) […]

Creative Potential

Creative Potential

Creativity is a process of creating something new, innovation. Over the years, art-based therapy and the creativity associated with it has been used as a tool for enhancing wellbeing. Here are a few evidence-based activities that can serve well for you and your school community to enhance wellbeing. Creativity as a mood-enhancer When in a negative mood, draw a picture […]

Positive imagination

Positive imagination

Positive imagination is one of the most wonderful activities that, as one of my friends put it, gives us fuel in the most stressful times of our lives. When things don’t go the way we would like them to, it is easy to forget that good times could still come. Positive imagination reminds us that it is possible and it […]

A letter of forgiveness

A letter of forgiveness

Forgiveness is a complex activity. It is not about forgetting something painful or excusing someone for doing something, instead, it is about having neutral feelings when we think of the person who did us wrong. Some of us are better at forgiveness than others. When we are holding a grudge towards someone or something, it may prevent us from living […]

Play List

Play List

Playing is about doing something without purpose, just because it makes us feel good. Lack of play in childhood is associated with aggression as an ability to play is a crucial coping mechanism for both young and older people. As we progress through our lives, our lives become serious, busy, purposeful and we sometimes forget to play. Yet, when we […]