3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Well-Being Right Now!
Has there ever been a more important time to focus on well-being? What if there were three activities, supported by scientific research, and with limited time investment, that could improve your well-being? You could start immediately from your house (even in your pajamas)!
You might know that well-being is important for physical, emotional and mental health, but that term can be elusive. Well-being is most simply described as “judging life positively and feeling good” (Veenhoven, 2008, p. 2). Despite this simple definition, the benefits of improved well-being are significant and include longevity, increased healthy behaviors, decreased mental and physical illness, and improved social connectedness and productivity (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2016).
Mind-body therapies such as yoga and meditation are beneficial, safe, inexpensive/free and easily accessible – especially important during these challenging times. A 2018 study of 111 women observed the outcomes of a yoga, meditation and gratitude practice; almost everyone (93.10%) reported a perceived improvement in well-being (Frost, 2019). See below for tips to add these practices to your life today!