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Finding Wellbeing

We exist to help people find wellbeing experiences in Australia. Yeah!


. . . but not so fast.


The ‘Finding’ bit is really just the 2nd step. The 1st step is
knowing what you want & need from wellbeing. Once you know that, well, then you are ready to get out there and start looking for the wellbeing experiences that you need.

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carol


And this is a common theme in many walks of life – know & understand what you want/need, then plan on getting/doing it, then actually getting/doing it.

Take goal setting for example. Goal setting is fundamentally a mental plan, then written plan, followed by real world actions. 

Ideally, we should do the same for our own wellbeing – think & assess, then plan, then act.

 

Have a read of this page Finding Wellbeing Experiences, do the Wellbeing Self Assessment and see if it helps you build a clearer picture of what you want & need from wellbeing overall, and what wellbeing experiences to find.
This will help you identify what ‘function‘ of wellbeing you are seeking – Physical, Occupational, Financial, Spiritual, Intellectual, Environmental, Emotional, or Social.

So what are these Wellbeing Experiences to find?
Experiences are a combination of the ‘function‘ and ‘form‘ that the wellbeing comes in. We mentioned function above. The form is, typically, a Place, a Product, a Service, an Event or some Knowledge.


You may already know the ‘function‘ (Physical, Occupational, Financial, Spiritual, Intellectual, Environmental, Emotional, or Social) of wellbeing you are looking for, but what about the form?

Consider what form the wellbeing needs to be in, or only comes in.

    • Do you need to physically be at a Place, or could a Service be used? Do you need to be face-to-face & in-person, or could a Zoom call be used? 
    • Would a Product be suitable? A product that you can hold or use as many times as you need.
    • Maybe it’s a specific Event where people gather on a set date.
    • Are you seeking Knowledge on a certain aspect of wellbeing or wellness? Knowledge can also have a secondary form, such as a Place (education institution), or Service (online course), or a Product (books, music, etc).

 

In the Explore pages we seperate out the Form & Function of the listed wellbeing experiences to make it simpler to list and find suitable offerings:-

    • Form – as Listing Types, being Place, Product, Service, Event, Knowledge
    • Function – as Wellbeing Dimensions, PERMA, and Experience Type (see here for more)

 

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

We use these 8 dimensions to categorise listings for better findability, using the filter options.