Wellbeing is defined as ‘the state of being healthy, happy, or prosperous; physical, psychological, or moral welfare.’ Oxford English Dictionary.
There are many things that encompass wellbeing:
- Life satisfaction
What is wellbeing admin?
Wellbeing admin is a ‘list’ of tools you can use to increase or maintain wellbeing.
As an example, you might be aware that exercise really helps you to feel good. We all know there is a whole host of scientific evidence to prove this, but the key here is knowing that it helps you! If it does, then you can place that firmly on your wellbeing admin list.
We complete admin and plan for so many things – weddings, funerals, meals, parties, health care. Wellbeing is another thing that we can plan for and therefore be prepared for.
Wellbeing admin can help us boost our wellbeing as needed as we have specific information, personal to us, to draw from.
For some they might be things they know they have to keep on track or balance daily, for others it might be things to do whilst your down, or to complete monthly.
What I can say for certain is everyone’s list will be different. The admin they need to complete is unique to them.
On a small scale I know I need to walk in the rain to feel great but for others it’s time in the sun.
How does this relate to wellbeing training?
You might complete wellbeing training that covers different aspects of the list at the beginning of this blog (physical, emotional, economical…) or it might be broad or specific to the job you do. But ultimately all are to help us be happy and healthy across our life.
When I think of wellbeing training, I think of working on my wellbeing admin and building that tool list. Learning about and reflecting on all the different ways you can improve your own wellbeing. Both in and out of work.
How wellbeing training can build resilience
Resilience is defined as the capacity to withstand or recover quickly from difficulties. And of course, this would have a direct effect on our wellbeing. We aren’t healthy or happy if we aren’t recovering from difficulties.
‘Resilience can help protect you from various mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Resilience can also help offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions, such as being bullied or previous trauma.’
We believe that resilience and wellbeing are so closely interlinked that if your wellbeing is good, if you are happy and healthy and satisfied with your life, then you are more likely to be resilient to difficulties that arise.
I don’t know about you but when I’m struggling and my wellbeing isn’t feeling looked after, then any small difficulty feels huge. So, let’s imagine that was a big difficulty, it would have a much bigger impact.
We know that difficulties can arise at any point within our lives and so taking action to look after our wellbeing and build resilience is paramount both in and out of work.
Our team at huunuu practice wellbeing on a weekly if not daily basis to keep us happy and healthy at work. We developed our own wellbeing admin lists and sometimes we work on things on our own: a quick tick off our personal to do lists maybe or we might do something as a team: some stretches to get us moving or a cup of tea together.
We found that bringing wellbeing to the forefront of what we do, improved our resilience and increased our creativity at work.
We developed experiential training that focuses on discussion and reflection as well as the exchanging of information and ideas. And what’s more we designed it to look and feel fun!
Ultimately, we want to help with difficult things in our own and others’ lives thus improving wellbeing and resilience amongst staff, colleagues and peers.