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Wellbeing Experiences & Activities

Wellbeing experiences and activities are those that promote an individual's overall sense of wellbeing, including physical, emotional, and mental health. These experiences can take many different forms and vary depending on an individual's preferences and needs. However, there are some common characteristics that can help identify wellbeing experiences and make them more accessible.

One of the key characteristics of wellbeing experiences…

…is that they promote positive emotions and feelings. Engaging in activities that bring joy, satisfaction, and happiness can contribute to an individual’s overall sense of wellbeing. This might involve spending time with loved ones, pursuing a hobby or creative activity, or engaging in physical exercise.

Another important characteristic of wellbeing experiences is that they contribute to a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Activities that provide a sense of meaning and accomplishment can help individuals feel more fulfilled and satisfied with their lives. This might involve volunteering, pursuing a career or educational goal, or engaging in activities that align with personal values and beliefs.

Wellbeing experiences can also be characterized by a sense of connection and social support. Positive social connections have been shown to be important for mental health and wellbeing, so activities that involve spending time with friends and loved ones, or participating in social groups or clubs, can contribute to an individual’s overall sense of wellbeing.

To find experiences and activities that promote personal wellbeing, it’s important to start by reflecting on individual needs and preferences. Consider what activities bring joy, fulfillment, and a sense of purpose, and prioritise those activities in daily life. It’s also important to be open to trying new things and exploring new interests, as this can help expand options for wellbeing experiences.


Here are some examples of activities that can promote personal wellbeing:

1. Exercise:

Physical exercise is an excellent way to promote overall wellbeing. This might involve taking a walk, going for a run, or participating in a fitness class.

2. Mindfulness:

Practicing mindfulness can help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and improve emotional wellbeing. This might involve meditation, yoga, or other mindfulness practices.

3. Creative activities:
Engaging in creative activities such as painting, writing, or playing music can provide a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.

4. Time in nature:

Being outdoors and experiencing nature has been shown to have numerous benefits for mental health and wellbeing.

5. Social connection:

Spending time with friends and loved ones can be an important wellbeing experience. This might involve joining a social group or club, or simply making time for regular social activities.

6. Self-care:

Prioritising self-care is an important aspect of promoting personal wellbeing. This might involve taking a warm bath, reading a book, or engaging in other activities that promote relaxation and calm.

It’s important to remember that wellbeing experiences and activities don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Simple activities such as taking a walk, spending time in nature, or listening to music can all contribute to an individual’s overall sense of wellbeing.

Finally, wellbeing experiences and activities are those that promote an individual’s overall sense of wellbeing, including physical, emotional, and mental health. By prioritizing self-care, exploring new interests, and finding activities that align with personal needs and preferences, individuals can find experiences and activities that promote a happier, healthier life.

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.