Gomes Lab Wellness
We all long for a sense of well-being. We have all bought things that are supposed to improve our wellness or happiness. However, statistics suggest that most people are not happy with their lives.
Relax and watch how beautiful nature is in the video above
The UC-Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, suggests that happiness has six major components:
friendship - Social connectedness
gratitude - Lifestyle behaviors
forgiveness - Sense of self
exercise - Physical health
mindfulness - Emotional health, Spirituality or religiosity, Finances, Meaning and
purpose, Exploration and creativity, Stress, and resilience
compassion - Sense of self
In the lab, we try to address wellness by focusing on friendship, physical and mental health.
Labfit is a new program where the lab does 15 minutes of exercise as a group at least twice a month. No videos or photographs are allowed, and everyone is welcome, including people who describe themselves as having “two left feet.”
Mental Wellness is important – if you don’t take care of yourself; you cannot reach anywhere near your full potential.
Click this link for a good video about confronting the stigma that you shouldn't take care of your mental health
Another good video on the tale of mental struggles by a prominent scientist