Wheel of Wellbeing

14th July, 2021

HAVING A balanced lifestyle is really important to your wellbeing but unfortunately the last 18 months has thrown us all a little off balance!

So we have decided to host activities this summer to get our community back on track and help you to realign your wheel!

Join us on Saturdays in August as we explore the WHEEL OF WELLBEING and learn the importance of taking some ‘Time for You’.

BODY – Saturday 7th August
Turn your energy into a healthy drink on our Smoothie Bikes at Castlegate.

MIND – Saturday 14th August
Give your grey cells a workout with our brain teaser games at Wellington Square.

PLACE – Saturday 21st August
Help us create a community mosaic using recycled items at Castlegate.

PEOPLE – Saturday 28th August
Express yourself and dance the day away at our silent disco at Wellington Square.

Events from 10am – 2pm each day.

What is Wellbeing?  
Wellbeing is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.”

However, it is important to realise that wellbeing is a much broader concept than simply moment to moment happiness.

While it does include happiness, it also includes other things, such as how satisfied people are with their life as a whole, their sense of purpose, and how in control they feel.

What is the Wheel of Wellbeing
The Wheel of Wellbeing is a great mechanism that demonstrates the various factors that affect our wellbeing and our ability to thrive whilst supporting natural flourishing.

The wheel looks at six areas that are required to keep your wellbeing balanced.

Body – Be Active
Your body is the engine that powers your well-being. It’s designed to move. Physical activities like walking, waltzing or wii-ing can positively influence the way you think, feel and function. Practicing an activity you enjoy for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, is a necessary ingredient for a long and happy life.

Mind – Keep Learning
Studies are showing that life-long learners are some of the healthiest, happiest people around. Our wellbeing can improve by taking up a new hobby, practicing the piano or even struggling with Scrabble.

Spirit – Give
Did you know that giving to others does amazing things like reducing your blood pressure and improving your sleep? Practicing random acts of kindness, volunteering time, or simply saying ‘thank-you’ all work wonders for your wellbeing.

People – Connect
Close relationships with friends and family can add up to 7 years to our lives. That’s the same benefit as giving up smoking! So plan a party or get together for a gossip to connect more with the people around you.

Place – Take notice
Noticing nature helps us press the pause button. It reduces the stress of our 21st-century ‘hurry-worry’ lives.Savouring our surroundings gives us, quite literally, more breathing space.

Planet – Care
Keeping our blue planet in tip-top shape is the best recipe for world wellbeing. It can sometimes feel like a hopeless task, but small positive changes like getting on your bike and switching off your charger, can make a big difference.

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