Learning and experiencing new things during a challenging time can be key to looking after our physical, social and mental wellbeing.
Although there are some temporary restrictions on how we manage our day-to-day activities, the silver lining is that some people have more time to learn something new or experience new things. This provides an opportunity to invest that time productively in their home or local environment and allows families who live in the same household to spend more time together.
This might be just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to collate or create new photo albums, design a piece of outdoor art, pot around in the garden, create a recipe book of family favourites or take up a new or old hobby.
Spend more time in nature by enjoying our many national parks or walking trails.
Use this time to learn some new skills if you need or want a new direction for your studies or career.
Many organisations in South Australia have adapted to support us to keep busy while still observing social distancing – take a look at these suggestions.
Arts and culture
Discover new online opportunities to connect and enjoy the arts and entertainment without leaving the comfort of your home and help support our industry.
Learning throughout your life can improve your mental wellbeing by boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem. Open your world by exploring the wide range of online courses and information available.
Gardening is an activity anyone can enjoy, regardless of your age or circumstances – or even lack of a green thumb! Discover the many benefits of gardening.
Nature and outdoors
There are clear links between the natural environment and our health and wellbeing physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually. Find out what the research shows about why spending time in nature is good for us.
5 Ways to Wellbeing in Nature
Spending time in the great outdoors can help reduce your stress levels, improve your concentration and generally helps you to feel happier. The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Give.
Research has shown that owning a pet can reduce stress and loneliness, and enhance your wellbeing. Learn more about what a pet can do for you.