Five ways to your well­be­ing dur­ing this hol­i­day sea­son

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The end of the year is all about fam­ily and cel­e­bra­tions— but it can also be a stress­ful time.

The Five Ways to Well­be­ing can help you and your wha¯nau stay­well dur­ing the hol­i­days.

1. Con­nect— talk and lis­ten. Be there. Stay con­nected.

2. Give— your time, your words and your pres­ence.

3. Be ac­tive— do what you can. En­joy what you do. Move your mood.

4. Take no­tice— re­mem­ber the sim­ple things that give you, and oth­ers, joy.

5. Keep learn­ing— em­brace new ex­pe­ri­ences. Seize op­por­tu­ni­ties and sur­prise your­self.

You can in­tro­duce any of these ac­tions into your life, any time, and you will be­gin to feel the ben­e­fits.

“Use these ideas to come up with at least one New Year’s res­o­lu­tion that you can start us­ing right away. Bet­ter still have a dis­cus­sion­with your wha¯nau and agree on some­thing you can all com­mit to,” says Dr Phil Shoemack, med­i­cal of­fi­cer of health.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion on the Five Ways toWell­be­ing visit www.men­tal­health.org.nz Con­nect— talk and lis­ten, be there, stay con­nected— one of the Five Ways to Well­be­ing this hol­i­day sea­son.

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