Gomes Lab Wellness
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 are allowed, and everyone is welcome, including people who describe themselves as having “two left feet.”
Mental Wellness is important – it 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
Relax and watch how beautiful nature is in the video above
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.