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Happiness & Wellbeing

Students take a break from their studies to laugh and enjoy

When asked "what do you want most for your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews?" words like "happiness, love, satisfaction, and wellbeing" are typical responses. At Jordan School District we consider student wellbeing a top priority.

Our approach to wellbeing is centered on building caring relationships and positive connections. Research on health and wellbeing has made it very clear that relationships are an essential part of wellness. Jordan District's proactive approach to health and wellness is represented by the image seen to the right where three components come together to promote individual wellness: school teams, community connections & partnerships, and district supports. This diagram is in the shape of a heart as a symbol of the importance of caring relationships and positive connections. We hope that every community member, student, faculty & staff member, and parent can work together to promote positive relationships and individual wellness.

Understanding human wellbeing is both simple and complex. It is simple in that the little things we do make a huge difference to our wellbeing: getting enough sleep, getting regular exercise, building strong relationships with friends and family, engaging in meaningful activities, taking time to do things you enjoy, and the list of tips and tricks goes on and on with HUNDREDS of books published on the topic of human happiness and wellbeing. While these simple actions do truly make a difference, our health and wellbeing is still extremely complex and individual. All the research on wellbeing does point to one important truth: we can make choices that will help us live happier, more fulfilling lives.

Individuals interested in enhancing their own wellbeing and learning more about the science of happiness could consider taking this free online course on happiness taught by a Yale professor, because there is much to learn!

Check back on our site for much more information from the science of happiness and wellbeing!

 

The little things matter - sleep, diet, and exercise

Our bodies are complex organisms and what we do with our daily practices make a big difference to our wellbeing. Check out these articles that have further information on how small changes to your sleep, diet, and exercise will help you live a happier, healthier life.

One of our community members also put together a list of community resources that relate to diet and exercise that can be found by clicking this link.