Six ways to wellbeing
There are many different things in life that can impact your wellbeing such as your lifestyle, work, relationships, and past experiences. There are also things which can help good wellbeing.
We have created the West Lothian 6 Ways to Wellbeing to help promote positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone in West Lothian. Help us spread the word so that there is a better understanding, and you know how to get the right support for you or family/friends.
You may have heard of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, which is based on research carried out by the New Economics Foundation. We know that money matters can affect your wellbeing, particularly with the cost-of-living crisis, so we have added a 6th Way to Wellbeing on financial wellbeing.
Wellbeing is about how well we cope with the everyday stresses of life so that we can be productive, feel happy and live our lives the way we choose. Remember that everyone’s wellbeing is different, and our wellbeing won’t always look the same. You can use the 6 Ways to Wellbeing to help support your wellbeing every day, not just during more difficult times. This can help us be more prepared for the challenges that life brings. Do what is right for you and search our directory for support.
Taking notice of our thoughts, emotions and surroundings is a great way to stay present and pay attention to our needs
Staying active is linked to both positive physical health and mental wellbeing
Learning new things is a good way to meet people and boost our self conﬁdence
Acts of kindness can give us a sense of purpose and make us feel happier and more satisfied with life
Money worries, housing and employment can all affect our wellbeing
Connecting with the people around us is a great way to remind ourselves that we’re important and valued by others
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