Focusing on your well-being can help improve both physical and mental health, especially for those with chronic medical conditions.
Those who spend at least 120 minutes per week enjoying the outdoors report better health and feelings of wellbeing than those who spend less, or no time in nature.
The element of choice in whether we choose to be alone or interact with others plays a key role in personal wellbeing.
Listening to music helps improve mood and decreases anxiety, regardless of the genre. Researchers found listening to music elicits similar autonomic nervous system activation patterns people experience as a result of exercise. Findings reveal clinically significant improvements in well-being and health-related quality of life associated with music engagement.
Many people report positive psychological benefits, including improved mental well-being, following spending time alone during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Having too much free time can be almost as bad for your overall wellbeing as having little or no time to yourself, researchers report.
A new study links increased time spent on social media by 10 year old girls to a decline in wellbeing at the age of 15.
Women who embarked on higher education reported better overall psychological well-being, positive affect, and reduced psychological distress.
People who experience fewer stressors in daily life report better emotional stability, moods, and overall health. However, those who are less stressed score worse on cognitive tests than those who experience daily stressors. Those who are stress-free are also less likely to give emotional support or experience positive things happening throughout the day.
An ecological perspective reveals how design, use and personalization of environment are involved in social behavior, identity expression and emotional experiences.