The word ‘wellbeing’ gets thrown around a lot these days. In fact, from Buddha to the explosion of the self-help movement, history is paved with hundreds of suggestions on how to create and cling to this concept.
But just what is wellbeing and why might it matter to you, your team and your workplace?
In its simplest form, wellbeing is your ability to feel good and function effectively. It gives you the resources to navigate the highs and lows we all experience in our work and in our lives, whilst enabling you to intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically ‘flourish’.
It turns out that wellbeing is what makes it possible for you to ‘be well and do well’.
Of course it sounds simple enough. And yet the reality is that perhaps like most of us, you’ve discovered that maintaining your wellbeing is a lot harder than it looks. In fact, a recent study shows that when it comes to our wellbeing, 70% of us report that we actually spend most of our time somewhere between ‘functioning’ and ‘flailing’.
In other words, instead of flourishing, most of us are just getting by. Surely that’s just life right?
After all, by now we all know that we should move regularly, eat wisely and sleep deeply, but the daily demands of life, unrealistic expectations at work and even our own beliefs about our sense of worth, mean that most of us wind up making choices that undermine our wellbeing. We get it. Despite your best intentions, finding the time and energy to look after yourself is challenging.
But what if it didn’t have to be?
You see a growing body of evidence is now finding that there are small, practical, excuse-proof steps you can take to improve your chances of consistently flourishing. And yes, while looking after your physical wellbeing definitely helps, did you know that even just a few minutes each day genuinely connecting with people you value, finding heart-felt reasons to laugh, and doing more of what you do best can also have a significant impact? That’s right, maintaining your wellbeing doesn’t have to be tedious or boring.
So how can you consistently and practically improve your wellbeing, no matter how busy you are?
Based on Professor Martin Seligman’s PERMA theory of wellbeing, this free eBook details the tested, practical approaches you can take to improve your wellbeing. It even includes an easy-to-apply guide on creating small, daily wellbeing habits that can be fitted into even the busiest of days.