ONE THING - LEARN ONE THING

ONE THING - LEARN ONE THING

Hands up who is feeling discombobulated? Hands up who is thriving? One author described her feelings as fluctuating from “locked in” to “wildly vertiginous” - I can relate to that. In the spirit of doing “just one thing”, here’s an idea taken from a UK study in 2010 by the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) - but subsequently modified in true Kiwi style by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

The five pathways to well being are so simple and so profound and so appropriate for today’s situation. Most notable is the finding that sits underneath the caption KEEP LEARNING. Afterall, in situations like this, have we really got time or energy to learn? Yes! Is the unequivocal answer. Importantly, according to the Pathway to Wellbeing, continuing to learn is an important factor in helping people to better adapt to new situations. So, counter-intuitively, when most people think that learning will add stress to a stressful situation, in fact learning alleviates stress because it increases individuals’ sense of agency and potency. This week. Learn just one thing.