Today marks the beginning of World Wellbeing Week, 24th - 28th June 2019
A more holistic encapsulation of wellbeing than the recent Mental Health week, the focus is on all aspects of wellbeing. There are many great conversations and initiatives which have appeared in the news recently including Government action and proposals on wellbeing as a direct budget focus in both New Zealand and the UK.
Child poverty, domestic violence and mental health will be the priorities in New Zealand’s “wellbeing budget”, with the nation declaring itself the first in the world to measure success by its people’s wellbeing.
Personal wellbeing rather than economic growth should be the primary aim of government spending, a new report recommended recently in the UK.
It found happiness, fulfilment and the reduction of anxiety, rather than growth or jobs, was the main determinant of whether governments satisfied voters, and called on ministers to implement changes to focus on such metrics.
And there are fantastic efforts by so many charities and community organisations to bring wellbeing to the fore.
As there is welcome attention on whole wellbeing on a global level, it’s a good time for each of us to consider what changes we can make that will impact our own and others wellbeing.
I’ll be reflecting some of my own thoughts and others insights throughout the week. I look forward to sharing with you.
As above so below | As within so without | As the soul so the universe.