When it comes to looking after ourselves, a great place to start is with the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’.
Making sure you have a good balance of these will help you to be your best self, both in and outside of work.

Physical activity can be a great way to switch off from worry or stress. Sometimes we store negative emotions in our body, so just shaking, stretching or moving our bodies can help us let go of this. ​

You don’t have to join a gym to be active. If you’re in the office, take the stairs instead of the lift. Cycle to work one day a week if your commute allows (and join our friendly cycling community). Make sure you carve out some time in your day to step away from work and get moving. Even a quick walk during your lunch break can be a great way to help you have a #GoodDayatCUK. 

Stopping to take notice of how certain scenarios make you feel can help you to understand yourself better and in-turn, change the way you approach things. ​

​This could be as simple as giving yourself five minutes before a meeting to prepare. It could be helping others to have a #GoodDayatCUK by taking notice of a colleague and signposting them to support if they need it. ​

It’s also about prioritising your own health and wellbeing, by being more mindful, taking notice of symptoms, and making time for health-related appointments around work.

Connecting with others and building good relationships is important for your mental wellbeing. We’re always better together. Making these connections can help you to build a sense of belonging and provide emotional support should you need it – both in and outside of work. ​

This could be as simple as talking in person instead of sending an email, speaking to someone new or meeting a friend for a coffee catch-up. All these small acts contribute to a #GoodDayatCUK. 

Make the most of the days we are all in the office and meet in-person instead of on Teams, or why not join one of our four Employee Led Networks, attend a Menopause Café or Atrium event. 

Research shows that learning new skills can improve your mental wellbeing, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem. ​

​There’s lots of ways you can make learning a part of your routine – through more formal courses or ‘power hours’ at work, by reading a book about a topic that interests you or starting a new hobby. ​

​It’s also important to keep learning about yourself. Make the most of your wellbeing benefits such as our free annual health checks or get to know your numbers when we have the kiosk in the Atrium. Taking notice and being self-aware will help you identify the tools you need in place to have a #GoodDayatCUK.  

Showing small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering in your local community, can create positive feelings and give you a feeling of purpose and self-worth. ​

This could be as simple as saying thank you, buying someone a coffee, or asking a colleague how they are. It all helps us to have a #GoodDayatCUK. ​

​Whether you can give your time, use your skills, or donate, there’s also lots of ways you can support our charity partners (The Prince’s Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust) or other charitable organisations outside of work. 

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