No matter where you are or where you are starting from, this animated series shares easy-to-use, science-based tools, actions, and tactics to support your social-emotional health and well-being. Based on the WE Well-Being Playbook, this animated explainer series highlights key social-emotional learning moments from the book and puts them into motion in animation, optimal for social sharing.
Researchers have identified something called the Mere Urgency Effect, in which people prioritize urgent tasks over important ones. It’s easy to lose the big picture when your screen is alive with incoming texts and “high priority” messages. To stay focused, try these tips from Alice Boyes, author of The Healthy Mind Toolkit.
We all get carried away by worst-case scenarios, but there are ways to help yourself when you find yourself falling into a thinking trap. Here are some questions that will help challenge self-talk and slow runaway thinking.
Did you know that when you’re dehydrated, your brain struggles to focus, solve problems, and coordinate motor skills? The color of your pee can tell you if you’re getting enough water.
Did you know that reflecting on your positive experiences can help bring more joy to your day? According to psychologist and author Dr. Rick Hanson, we can train our brains to take in the good! By intentionally taking time to turn positive events into positive memories and experiences, you can teach your brain to look for the good in the world. Dr. Hanson calls this technique “taking in the good,” and it works like this.
Did you know that focusing on your breathing can help activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which cues your body to relax and calm down? When you’re feeling overwhelmed, watching your breath can help you feel grounded. Take a quick minute to learn this breathing exercise, and it will serve you a lifetime!
Throughout your life, you'll experience moments where you feel lost and, at times, alone. In these moments, it can be helpful to think of someone who inspires you — people you know personally or public figures. Try keeping a notebook or digital note space where you collect words and wisdom that inspire you for days when you need a motivation boost!