1. Connect with People 

Social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages. Try to do something different when you’re at your next club session or competition and make a connection.

  • Speak to someone new
  • Ask how someone’s session or competition is going and really listen when they tell you 
  • Put five minutes aside to find out how someone really is

2. Be active

Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Exercise is essential for slowing age-related cognitive decline and for promoting well-being. It doesn’t need to be intense for you to feel good. This week, why not play some boccia:

  • Attend a club session
  • Enter a boccia competition
  • Set up an activity at home to practice some skills

3. Take Notice

Being aware of what is taking place in the present enhances your well-being and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm life priorities. Take some time to enjoy the moment and the environment around you. Here are a few ideas:

  • Take notice of how players and volunteers in the club are feeling or acting
  • Listen to the noise of boccia balls landing as people play
  • Watch coaches and players interacting and enjoying the benefits of boccia

4. Keep Learning

Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more 
 active life. Why not learn something new today? Here are a few more ideas:

  • Find out something about boccia players and volunteers in your club
  • Sign up to a Boccia England webinar or course
  • Research something about boccia you’ve always wondered about
  • Ask a coach or official to develop your skills or knowledge in boccia

5. Give

Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. Committing an act of kindness
 once a week over a six-week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing.

Why not help at your club or provide support to a new member. Or consider volunteering at an upcoming Boccia England competition.