The Five Ways to Wellbeing
Discover how you can apply the Five Ways to Wellbeing as you take part in the Kerry Step Challenge.
The New Economics Foundation did an extensive review of the literature and found the five best ways to support wellbeing: be active, connect, take notice, give and keep learning. The following resources are listed to help participants apply the Five Ways to Wellbeing as they take part in the Kerry Step Challenge.
1. Be Active
All types of activity will go towards virtually completing routes on the Kerry Step Challenge. The resources listed below can help you be active at home:
Connect with others by completing the Kerry Step Challenge as part of a team or by encouraging other participants on their efforts social media
You can also connect with a local Rocking your 5km initiative. This initiative encourages people to paint rocks with positive messages and place them in various locations for others to find along their walks. When these rocks are seen, participants are encouraged to photograph them and post them on social media. It is advised to use weather proof paint like acrylic paint to ensure durability.
3. Take Notice
During the Kerry Step Challenge, you can support your wellbeing by taking notice in nature. These guides can help you connect with nature in your vicinity.
As well as giving time to support the Kerry Step Challenge participants, be sure to set aside time to look after your wellbeing. Practicing mindfulness on walks is one way you can give time to yourself. Listening to sound clips like Edith Bowman’s podcasts can help you to tune into your surroundings on your walk.
5. Keep Learning
Taking part in the Kerry Step Challenge gives you an opportunity to learn about iconic desitnations and routes in Kerry.