The term ‘wellness’ is everywhere these days, and we all know that it’s important to spend some time making sure you’re mentally and physically in the best shape you can be.
In July and August, YPRL are running a program focused on Winter Wellness, with over 40 events to help keep you healthy, wealthy and wise!
In the lead-up to these events, we thought we’d share our top five tips for living your best life.
- Know yourself. Where are you at? What parts of your life can be improved? What matters to you the most, and how can you make the most of your strengths? Finding balance and wellness in your life starts with taking stock of what’s going well right now, and what could use some attention.
- Seek new knowledge. The act of learning itself can increase memory, improve problem-solving capabilities, and even physically expand the brain. Commit to learning by making some time regularly to dedicate to your new skill or focus.
- Know your source. Not all resources are created equal. Particularly online, information is often provided with the motive of trying to sell something to you. Web addresses that end in ‘.gov’ or ‘.edu’ are the most safe and reliable. Some of our favourite sources for legitimate and accessible information include:
- Health and wellbeing through the Better Health Channel
- Mental health at Headspace or Beyond Blue
- Women’s health and wellness through This Girl Can and Jean Hailes
- Head to your local library. Libraries provide a safe, welcoming, and free space to gather with people in your community. Free events, good books, learning resources and a way to connect with others – what more could you ask for?
- Practise and share. Reviewing new knowledge helps cement it in our brains, and sharing it with other people is a great way to review the new things you’ve learnt. Treat your nearest and dearest to a creative leftovers feast, recommend a great new app to someone who’ll benefit, or workshop your CV.
Whatever your focus this winter, we’re keen to help you on your way with our Winter Wellness events program:
- Lynda.com: an online learning portal
- Maker Spaces: learn sewing, gardening, design, coding, brain health & more
- Learning English resources
- Reading list: Looking for a job?
- Reading list: Unlock your creativity
- Reading list: Small business audiobooks
- Reading list: Embracing change (memoirs)
Mental (Also available as an audio!)