Tag Archives: Well-being


Throughout this time, we still have the same opportunity for happiness that we did before, but it’s all about looking in different places to find it. Remember that there are simple things in life that can give you joy. Here are some ways that you can take notice and spark the joy in you:

  • Reflect on what you are grateful for each day. Share with your friends and family online or note down in a gratitude journal.
  • Take time to appreciate the beauty in the world around your home.
  • Go outside and breathe in the fresh air when you can.
  • Care for and watch the plants in your room grow as the days pass.
  • Spend time with your pets. Take notice of how happy they are to have you around.
  • Take the time to thank someone for how they make you feel.
  • Do a mindfulness exercise on YouTube.

Mindfulness takes practice. Here are some ideas that you can do throughout your day to stay positive and present:

During times of uncertainty it is important to remember to Connect

Connecting with others is so important for our wellbeing and helps to make us feel safer, less stressed and less anxious. We can support each other to get through this.

There are many ways that you can connect during the isolation period:

  • Bring out the old board games and puzzles you have – you may be surprised at how much fun they still are!
  • Contact a friend you have not seen or spoken to for a while and talk, talk, talk!
  • Find more opportunities for humour in the home by starting a family joke collection.
  • Connect with your pet.
  • Keep in touch with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours via skype, email or phone.
  • Learn a new language.
  • Connect with nature by going out for regular walks in isolation.
  • Playing video games with mates in moderation.
  • Joining or starting a virtual book club.
  • Sharing a favourite karakia or waiata with your friends on social media.
  • Having video catch-ups with workmates.