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:
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 email@example.com to book.
Happy Festive and hope to see you there!
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