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Positive Effects of Flowers

Positive Effects of Flowers

Flowers and greenery have a huge impact on wellbeing.  If you are surrounded by flowers it helps you to feel less anxious, less stressed and less depressed. Lots of studies have proven that flowers give you peace of mind and increase life satisfaction. I love purple...

#MentalHealthAwareness

#MentalHealthAwareness

As part of our promotion of Mental Health Awareness Week, advisor Nita shares with us what the perfect start to a day-off would be. Rise & shine – it’s a sunny day! With the curtains open I'd have a cup of tea in bed brought in by my husband and cuddles with my...

The Joy of Gardening

The Joy of Gardening

For me, the year seems to start between February half-term and the Easter Holidays when I can get out into the greenhouse and start planting seeds for the year. I am very lucky that our garden is big enough to allow us to have a good size vegetable plot with a number...

Raincoats and Wellies

Raincoats and Wellies

I really enjoy walking in the rain!  There are less people around which makes it more peaceful and I find the sound of the rain relaxing.  As long as I have my wellies and a raincoat I am a very happy walker.  Apparently rain releases a smell which is also relaxing...

Walking for Health

Walking for Health

I really look forward to my daily walk which is normally accompanied by my dog Florence and, at the moment, with my family too. I normally travel to nearby places to walk but I have recently discovered lots of local footpaths on my doorstep which I am really quite...

Listen to our surroundings

Listen to our surroundings

6.30 am, 22nd April and I am getting ready for a day’s work, preparing breakfast, consisting of a fresh pot of coffee normally reserved for the weekend, but today is such a gorgeous day, a slight dew on the grass, and a nip in the air, enough for me to get a few goose...

Using Tinned Food

Using Tinned Food

As an alternative to fresh foods we thought you would like to know why you should consider tinned foods instead.  Using tinned foods can help increase your daily intake of nutritious foods and boost your five a day too. Tinned fruit and veg can be just as healthy as...

Notice your surroundings!

Notice your surroundings!

Notice your surroundings! Take some time to enjoy the moments that you are outside and notice the environment around you. Switch off to notice wildlife and nature and it will help you to destress. I have started to take my mobile phone out with me on my daily walk so...

Step outside for a break!

Step outside for a break!

Step outside for a break! Working from home can sometimes mean that you don’t take the scheduled breaks that you might do in the workplace.  It’s really important to make sure that you take a proper break and leave your work space.  You will feel much better for it!...

Perfectly drinkable tap water!

Perfectly drinkable tap water!

Perfectly drinkable tap water! It’s easy to forget to drink enough water.  We often drink tea or coffee but this doesn’t give us the same health benefits that water does. I have started my new routine of working from home with a bottle of water and a glass next to my...

Working from Home Day One

Working from Home Day One

Jenny – Wellbeing at Work Advisor Day one of working from home and I have some assistance from one of my fur babies called Bluebell.  Do you know that pets can help reduce workplace stress and nurture productivity? Unfortunately Bluebell cannot type or contribute to...

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our Blog! So the Wellbeing at Work Team are now working from home in accordance with the government guidance and legislation on Covid-19.  We thought we would keep you up-to-date with lots of hints and tips on keeping well during these uncertain times.  We...