2021: Be the best version of you
Our top tips on being mindful for your mental health and wellbeing...
As we're in another national lockdown, its normal to expect that the demands and pressure we’re currently experiencing in our professional and personal lives can mean it all sometimes feels a bit “much”.
After the challenges of the last 12 months, the importance of maintaining our health – whether that be mental or physical – has never been clearer. So, to help you focus on you and your family’s physical and mental wellbeing as we enter 2021; we’ve listed some of our best offers to help you be mindful and stay as positive as possible.
Try something new
Whether its Yoga, running, journaling or just upping your steps, trying something new and shaking up your routine this New Year (even if only for 10 mins a day) can be a great way to tackle the ‘January Blues’, meet new people and find a fun hobby you can continue all year round.
Check out these great offers to help you get started!
- Les Mills on Demand – Subscribe today for £8.95p/m plus a free 14-day trial!
- National Trust – 10% off their online shop
- Cotswold Outdoor – 15% off online orders
- Break Point – 10% off their 12-week online performance course aimed at changing the way you think, feel, look and – ultimately – perform.
Plan meals in advance
We know it can be hard sometimes to cook consistently healthy meals when all you want to do is reach for the takeaway menu and chill out on the couch. But, when you consider that foods rich in folic acid and omega-3s are shown to help lower stress and anxiety, taking an afternoon to prep several meals in advance can make planning dinner during the week so much easier to manage.
Check out our recent blog on healthy eating to see how you can make mealtime (and snacking) a doddle with our discounts.
Take time to yourself
Relaxing and recuperating after a long day is key in helping you and your partner’s brain switch off from ‘work-mode’. Even if it’s just doing something small; setting time aside just for ‘you’ a few times a week can be a wonderful thing to look forward to.
Treat yourself right and invest in ‘you’ for less with these amazing offers.
- Burt’s Bees – 10% off across their website
- Mankind – 22% off online
- The Body Shop – receive 20% off online
Plus, if you’re really looking to get reconnect with your loved one (or get those much needed forty winks); feel fully rested with 25% off mattresses and pillows with Hügge Mattress, 15% off weighted blankets, covers and bedding with Mela, or 10% off orders at Dormeo over £200!.
Check in with your loved ones
If you’re struggling, it can be tricky to remember that there are people you can talk to. Check in with friends or catch up with a loved one with a 12-month SIM only plan with Three for just £17p/m or member-exclusive offers on sims and broadband with BT.
Alternatively, while we may be famed in the UK for our ‘stiff upper lips’; if things are truly serious and you need unbiased assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the groups below for discreet, unbiased advice and support.
Samaritans are available 24/7, 365 days a year for judgement-free advice and support. They are free to contact by calling 116 123.
SSAFA – Available for members of the armed forces community. Call 0800 731 4880 or access their webchat.
Combat Stress – Confidential advice and support for veterans and their families. Call their 24-hour Helpline on 0800 138 1619.
All Call Signs – Peer support organisation for serving military personnel and veterans. Connect with a volunteer listener.