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GIVE YOURSELF A GIFT

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Throughout the #Give Yourself A Gift Campaign we’ve highlighted why taking some time for ourselves every day is a priority – it strengthens our mental health and well-being, enabling us to engage fully with work and home-life.

It’s often the small stuff that brings the biggest returns, as we saw with the characters Chelsie, Maggie and Sandra.  They all tapped into the 5 ways of well-being – connecting, learning, staying active, noticing (being in the moment) and giving.  Here’s some of their top tips:

  • Eat a treat and have a chat
  • Listen to a colleague, family member or friend – it’s one of the most supportive things we can do
  • Go for a walk
  • Find the exercise that works for you – are you more of a yoga or a heads-shoulders-knees-and-toes person?
  • Take time to be absorbed in nature
  • Acknowledge what you’re grateful for – write it down
  • Read a book
  • Celebrate the small stuff
  • Listen to a favourite song
  • Pay someone a compliment

They’re not costly are they?  The cost comes when we don’t do them.  When we engage in the 5 ways of well-being, the returns can be massive.

The festive period is almost upon us, a time to reflect, refresh and re-energise.  Me, I’m hoping to master the art of the yo-yo, obviously after some ups and downs!  It should be a laugh and give me some peaceful, in-the-moment minutes every day.  A yo-yo can be a present after all, that helps us to stay – in the present.

How will you continue to Give Yourself A Gift every day over the holidays?  Let us know.

…and one more thing to look forward to, a specific gift for yourself in the new year, a free 1 hour webinar:

Confidence in Supportive Conversations, 13th January at noon.  Contact nick@headtorch.org to book.

Happy Festive and hope to see you there!

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