The Five Essential ElementsBook - 2010
Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements provides you with a holistic view of what contributes to your wellbeing over a lifetime. As a complement to the book, you'll have the opportunity to use Gallup's online Wellbeing Finder to track and improve your wellbeing. By the time you finish reading this book, you'll have a better understanding of what makes life worthwhile.
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Below are recommendations from the book:
1.Every day, use your strengths.
2.Identify someone with a shared mission who encourages your growth. Spend more time with this person.
3.Opt into more social time with the people you enjoy being around at work.
1.Buy experiences — such as vacations and
outings with friends or loved ones.
2.Spend on others instead of solely on material possessions.
3.Establish default systems (automated payments and savings) that lessen daily worry about money.
1.Spend six hours a day socializing with friends, family, and colleagues (this time includes work, home, phone, e-mail, and other communication).
2.Strengthen the mutual connections in your network.
3.Mix social time with physical activity. For example, take a long walk with a friend so that you can motivate each other to be healthy.
1.Get at least 20 minutes of physical activity each day — ideally in the morning to improve your mood throughout the day.
2.Sleep enough to feel well-rested (generally seven to eight hours) but not too long (more than nine hours).
3.Set positive defaults when you shop for groceries. Load up on natural foods that are red, green, and blue.
Identify how you can contribute to your community based on your personal mission.
2.Tell people about your passions and interests so they can connect you with relevant groups and interests to connect with the right groups and causes. 3.Opt in to a community group or event. Even if you start small, start now.
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