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    Wellbeing Round Up

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    Throughout the month of January, PA Life has been focusing on the topic wellbeing.

    We hope this has been useful and here are some of the top stories from the past month…

    Video: Say no to New Year’s resolutions

    New Year’s resolutions can often feel a bit negative and are usually about things that you should stop doing. Instead Amy Gallagher explains why it is better to create a vision, which feels more exciting and optimistic.

    How to create a healthy balance between work and your relationship

    Juggling a career and a relationship can be hard work, especially if you are dedicated to your professional success. However, if you want to nurture a healthy personal life, it is vital to learn how to balance them. Patricia Jackson explains how.

    VIDEO: A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body

    What internal scripts do you have running through your mind on any given day? Are they positive or negative? Amy Gallagher explains why a healthy mind is as important as a healthy body and gives you tips on how to create a more empowering mindset.

    Blue Monday

    With the new year starting in lockdown and the month of January involving Blue Monday, there are many employee concerns that managers and organisations as a whole must recognise in order to alleviate anxieties in the workplace. Chris Mullen shares his thoughts.

    Mental health was a different ball game twenty years ago!

    According to the World Health Organisation, Mental Health is “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Romy Ashmore shares her thoughts on how mental health has changed in business.

    How to help you and your team cope with the new normal

    With another lockdown, many will be struggling to cope with feelings of isolation, anxiety and stress. It is vital that teams introduce self-care measures and wellbeing practices to help individuals adjust to this new normal and in this article Shane Mansfield shares his top tips.

    Living, Working and Leading Consciously in 2021

    With everything going on in the world, it can be easy to succumb to worry and overwhelm, rather than existing and taking in the moments as they come. Conscious living changes that and you can find out how to live, work and lead consciously in Jess Ince’s article.

    Your wellbeing guide to 2021

    From mental health first aid training to wellness webinars, promoting wellbeing in the workplace is important. Hope Health, a company committed to protecting mental health and wellbeing, share their wellbeing guide so that you can continue supporting wellbeing in your business throughout 2021.

    Although wellbeing month is over, it is important to remember to look after yourself and your team. Here are some ways you can continue to do this:

    Boost energy and improve wellbeing with virtual laughter

    Take the Mike, believe a good laugh boosts the immune system, improving wellbeing and productivity during lockdown!

    According to helpguide.org: ‘Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can temporarily relieve pain.’

    Take the Mike organise comedy shows delivered though Zoom. These aim to entertain your staff, boosting morale, wellbeing and productivity at home. So, reduce pandemic anxieties with weekly stand-up comedy shows featuring popular comedians!

    For more information contact info@takethemikelimited.co.uk or 0207 263 1587.

    Lensbury Yoga Retreats

    The Lensbury has launched the club’s first ever series of Yoga Retreats taking place during selected weekends in May, June and September 2021. Over three days, guests can enjoy five yoga sessions led by the club’s team of expert instructors, trying out restorative yoga, uplifting and energising yoga and three styles of flow yoga, and if the weather permits, sessions will be held outside in the Lensbury’s extensive grounds, overlooking the Thames. 

    From £480 per room for two people sharing, including accommodation, breakfast, five yoga sessions and one guided meditation session. For more information and to book, please visit https://www.lensbury.com/accommodation/room-offers/.   

    Your customised French Riviera Retreat

    Time for a unique and different experience on one of Inspire Me Travel’s France Retreats. Just tell them what you want, and they tailor make it for you! Choose your location, date of travel, number of people, food, excursions, transfers, exercise and treatments – and Inspire Me Travel will give you a bespoke quote.

    The retreats are located in the South of France, in beautiful properties, with choices of villas on the Med Sea, in the close-by mountains, in vineyards in Provence and other beautiful locations. Inspire Me Travel offer wellness breaks, focusing on a healthy and fun retreat which can incorporate activities such as yoga, pilates, mountain hikes, paddle boarding, massages, spa, wine tasting, cultural exhibits, jazz festivals and many other activities. They also arrange many meals, prepared with local, organic and seasonal products, which can be vegetarian or vegan.

    For more information please visit https://www.theinspiremetravelcompany.com/product/your-customized-french-riviera-retreat/.

    Church House Westminster Mental Health Champions

    A recent internal roundtable discussion explored staff wellbeing during lockdown 3.0.

    It was agreed that making time for self-care has been a priority. Whether it is going for a daily long walk, trying out a new recipe, or pursuing hobbies. Everyone has experienced joy in finding new ways to relax.

    These activities serve a range of purposes, from being active/exercising to mindfulness, being in the moment and thinking of nothing else except the now, and leaving worries far behind. Which is important when so much of the current situation is uncertain and beyond our control.

    Take a look at the commitment to wellbeing at Church House Westminster and why they believe that mental health matters.

    For more information please do get in touch via their contact form or give them a call on 020 7390 1590 to discuss your event.

    PA Life will continue to share tops tips on looking after your wellbeing and hope that you enjoy the next feature.

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