Since the beginning of the year I have been embarking on
new ways to broaden my knowledge, skills and experience.
A conference on "Wellbeing and Performance at Work"
highlighted that although attitudes to mental wellbeing
in the workplace have significantly improved there is still
more that can be done.
If our work environment could be better, then what can we
do to help ourselves? I found out that just 5 minutes a day,
going outside, reduces stress and increases well being.
Consciously using gratitude strategies decreases blood pressure,
improves sleep and increase happiness by 25%. For myself I have
embarked on Reiki training, daily meditation, taking up
the challenge of Aikido and attempted hang gliding!
Not of all this is stress free! However I must admit if feels
great to take control of how I want to be and feel and do.
Below are some great links that you might find useful in making
your wellbeing even better. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_gratitude_is_good http://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/content/assets/PDF/publications/building-resilient-communities-training-resource.pdf
5 Things To Try!
Every day go outside for at least 5 minutes
Sit and breath as if your breath is coming up from your feet right to the top of your head and beyond
Every day think of 3 things that you are grateful for
Stand up and touch opposite elbows to opposite knees to increase energy
Chew each mouthful of food at least 30 times to aid digestions and relaxation
Last few places left for this
workshop on Thursday 7 May 2015
9.30am - 12.30pm