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Supercharge Your Wellbeing

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Wellbeing is about feeling good and functioning well. The better your wellbeing, the better you can live, study, work, and play. The more wellbeing we can make the more we can cope with the tough times. 

Coping and recovering

The people of Hurunui and Kaikōura have been through a lot since the November 2016 earthquake. Some are still working through their losses. Some are still struggling with the stress of recovery. We all cope with things in different ways and at different times.

The Kaikōura Views project shares stories of where fifteen Kaikōura locals are at with their wellbeing. It lets people know that others are feeling just like they are - because no matter how you’re feeling, you're not alone.

Training tips for supercharging your wellbeing

Building five actions into our day to day lives will help supercharge our wellbeing. These five actions are called the Five Ways to Wellbeing:

  • Connect, me whakawhanaunga
  • Give, tukua
  • Take notice, me aro tonu
  • Keep learning, me ako tonu
  • Be active, me kori tonu

Increased wellbeing makes us:

  • more resilient
  • mentally stronger
  • more capable of solving problems
  • more creative.

You could think of it as ‘mental fitness’.

Connect, me whakawhanaunga

Connecting/me whakawhanaunga is being with family, friends, class mates, and neighbours. You can connect at home, work, school, or other places in your local community.

Tools to help you connect:

Give, tukua

Giving/tukua is all about doing something for someone else. It could be as simple as giving your friend a pat on the back when they do well at school. Compliments and smiles cost us nothing to give. You can also give someone your time. Making people happy and helping them out will also make you feel good.

Tools to help you give:

Take notice, me aro tonu

To take notice/me aro tonu is to be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. It is about enjoying the moment and bringing all your attention to what you are doing at the time. You could try eating without doing other things at the same time such as texting or watching a screen. 

Tools to help you take notice:

Keep learning, me ako tonu

To keep learning it helps to be curious and try new things. It’s like exercise for your brain. Learning doesn’t have to stop when school finishes. You can keep learning with:

  • puzzles and games
  • hobbies
  • art practice
  • trying new foods
  • reading books.

Tools to help you keep learning: 

  • The All Right? App – daily mini missions to make you feel good
  • Find out about what makes your workmates feel ‘All Right’? by creating your very own poster
  • Take the Hidden Strengths Quiz – then put all of your team’s strengths on a poster using the poster generator.
  • Use a Habit Stick to follow a ‘curiosity challenge’ like learning a new word every day or practicing a musical instrument.

Be active, me kori tonu

Being active is about moving your body and doing physical activity you enjoy. It doesn’t always have to look like exercise. Being active helps make you feel good and gives you more energy.

Tools to help you be active:

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Knowing you have support from others is a good start when you are on the road to recovery. Image: New Zealand Red Cross.

Connecting/me whakawhanaunga is being with whānau, friends, class mates, and neighbours. You could try some of the tools on this page to help you connect. Image: LEARNZ.

Being active helps make you feel good and gives you more energy. What are you doing each week that involves being active? Image: LEARNZ.

To keep learning it helps to try new things. Learning doesn't have to only happen at school. Where else could you learn? Image: LEARNZ.

Giving/tukua is all about doing something for someone other than yourself. There are many different ways to give - how many can you think of? Image: LEARNZ.

Taking notice is about enjoying the moment and being mindful of the world around you. You could spend some time taking notice of things today. Image: LEARNZ.