Parables and people: Reflecting on our well-being research
This month, we've been reflecting on the advice from our well-being research to notice the world around us.
- connecting with others
- being active
- taking notice
Our monthly reflection looks at how taking notice can benefit both adults and children.
Our research found that noticing and enjoying their surroundings has the strongest relationship to well-being for children. Observing and reflecting on our experiences helps us all to appreciate what matters. Meditation, prayer or simply savouring your walk to work or lunch with a friend can promote well-being.
Jesus himself was clearly very aware of the world around him. His parables often drew on nature, and he frequently stopped to talk to or heal someone others might have missed. He shows how noting benefits others as well as ourselves.
- Reflect on taking notice individually or in groups, or use it in your church magazine
- Join us in our prayers of the week, or sign up to our monthly prayer email
- Read The Good Childhood Report 2013
- Use our well-being guide for parents, How to support your child’s well-being
- Learn more about our well-being research