5 Ways to Wellbeing - Take Notice

Each half term our Wellbeing Ambassadors will look at one of the ‘Five ways to wellbeing’ (Connect, Be Active, Try Something New, Give and Take Notice). Having a good balance in these five areas of your life has been proven to increase people’s health and happiness.
This half term we will look at: Take Notice...

‘Take Notice’ is about paying attention (on purpose) to what is going on around you and how you feel, in the present moment.

It is sometimes hard to see how just ‘Taking Notice’ can help us feel happier and healthier. However, taking time to focus on the here and now within this busy, confusing and sometimes scary world we live in can help us:

  • Enjoy life and appreciate what we have
  • Understand ourselves better
  • Stay calm
  • Think about how to approach challenges
‘Take Notice’ is connected to mindfulness – a popular meditation practice that encourages people to notice and accept their current thoughts and feelings, whilst staying in the present moment (which means trying not to focus on the past or future). This video from Smiling Mind helps explain mindfulness.