9th July 2019
A cup of tea doesn’t solve everything , but it is a good place to start.
It’s not always easy to talk, because life often gets in the way.
Almost one in two of us keep worries and concerns to ourselves, but a simple chat is a good way to be kind to your mind. That’s why ‘Mind’ have joined forces with McVitie’s on a mission to get the nation talking!
Research shows that connecting with others through conversation is a great way to promote our wellbeing. Why not try one of the suggestions below and and make a connection with a colleague or neighbour today?
- Talk to someone instead of sending an email.
- Speak to someone new.
- Ask how someone’s weekend or evening was and really listen when they tell you.
- Put five minutes aside to find out how someone really is.
- Give a colleague a lift to work or share the journey home with them.
Are there times when you feel stressed?
We all experience stress differently in different situations. Sometimes you might be able to tell right away when you’re feeling under stress, but other times you might keep going without recognising the signs. Stress can affect you both emotionally and physically, and it can affect the way you behave.
We are here for you, if you need to unburden your mind…..
..so next time you are in the supermarket, pick up a packet of McVite’s biscuits, then they’ll be no excuse when you engage in that chat. Quick! put the kettle on!
(P.S keep your receipt and follow the link….ssshhhh)
Something to watch…..
Do we spend too much time worrying about insignificant things?
The Great Outdoors
Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.
Bringing nature into our everyday lives through activities such as gardening, walking or being around animals can reduce feelings of stress and anger and give you some time out for yourself to relax. Simply being outdoors in natural light can help improve your mood.
Things to do….
Lordington Lavender in West Sussex – Open week 8th-14th July
New Forest & Hampshire County Show – 30th 31st July 1st August
Remember…. be kind to your mind.