28/2020 Tony Beatton, Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Paul Frijters, Arthur Grimes and Eugenio Proto
The isolation and social distancing measures many countries have been embracing over the last weeks are having an important impact on individuals’ mental health and wellbeing. In the latest World Wellbeing Panel (WWP), we asked 26 experts about how to maintain well-being during this time. This piece presents the advice from those experts. Although isolation measures are being relaxed, many countries still keep important restrictions on social interaction. The experts conclude that it is important to maintain social interaction (with special emphasis on giving to others), develop strategies to deal with negative thinking, reflect on one’s own life and future, structure the day to include health habits, and face the fear.
Behavioural Economics and Wellbeing