Watch the sun rise or set, feel the rain on your face or the wind in your hair. Find a new way to move. Create space for the things that matter most to you. Be prepared to discover something fresh, to feel grateful for the food, the day, the place, your company or your health. Love your life and look after yourself more!

Actions

Points

Go for a Daily Walk or Exercise Outside: I will take a walk each day or do some exercise outside (first steps)

1 point per walk

Eat Mindfully: I will eat at least one meal per day without distractions, e.g. phone, computer, TV, or newspaper (first steps)

1 point per meal

Connect: I will connect with a local environmental project or will sign up for a course, event or volunteering activity (next steps)

3 points per week

Reaching out: I will volunteer my time to benefit someone else (stretch)

5 points per time

Reflection: I will spend time each day thinking about how I can live more sustainably and share my ideas with others (stretch)

5 points per day

Walk. Connect. Reflect. Play!

Less is more. Urban living, and the busyness that often comes with it and other commitments, can make it hard to create space in your life to relax and look after your wellbeing. Knowing how to manage stress, engage in self-care and being present to yourself and others enriches your life. Here are some tips to get started:

Sleep – Notice how much is enough for you and make sure you get enough!

Simplify - Say no to things that don’t add to your life!

Space - Declutter, donate or recycle what you don’t need!

Slow - Try not to rush, make time to go slow, eat slow and enjoy!

Fun facts

If you engage in daily moderate exercise, such as a brisk walk, you can add three to seven years to your life.

Regular practice of mindful meditation helps people develop a positive and healthy outlook towards their life. This has been proven by various studies and researches conducted by scientists and health experts.

Reducing clutter in your home can help reduce stress and save money. According to an Ikea “Life at Home” survey, 43% of those surveyed admit to being disorganized, and the average person wastes 55 minutes per day looking for stuff they’ve lost or misplaced.