Tips to beat Blue Monday

20 January 2020 marks “Blue Monday”. It may be dark and cold outside, but discover our guide to banishing the winter blues with our tips on beating Blue Monday

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On Blue Monday and every other day of the year, it’s important to put plans in place that help us to escape everyday stresses, here’s how:

Have calm on your commute

If you spend your commute on your phone and checking emails, why don’t you choose a book to enjoy and immerse yourself in? With phone and tablet apps such as Kindle and Audible, you can listen or read on the go.

Get outside on your lunch break

Especially when you’re busy at work, it can be easy to cut your lunch breaks down or eat at your desk. If you commit to getting outside during your break, not only does it give you a change of scenery, but fresh air and sunlight can also give you more energy and a sharper mind ready for the afternoon.

Make time for mindfulness

When life can get manic, it’s important to take care of our mental wellbeing. Mindfulness is a great way of ensuring you are fully “present” in a moment and can help to restore calm. With the website Mindful and apps like Calm and Headspace, there are plenty of guides to introduce you to mindfulness. Even if you dedicate as little as five minutes a day to mindfulness, you’re likely to feel the benefits.

Escape the office and spend time in the forest

Today at Woburn Forest, the Conferences and Events team are hosting a one-day event, “Space to Breathe”.  The event features two thought-provoking sessions, a walk around the village and a relaxing yoga session.

  • The natural outdoor environment is known to reduce stress
  • Access to nature in the workplace associated with lower levels of perceived job stress and higher job satisfaction

The event will feature a morning session by fitness instructor Frank Sinclair (‘Fit with Frank’), who will explore the role exercise plays in mental and physical wellbeing and discuss how certain exercises can help reduce stress levels.

After exploring the forest, leading Mental Performance Coach Jamie Edwards will discuss the truth behind neutral thinking and share the one tool for unlocking potential in sport, business and life. To end the day, we’ll unwind with a relaxing yoga session.

Center Parcs delivers unforgettable events and team building days at four of our locations across the UK. Take a look at our corporate event packages, to give you and your colleagues an opportunity to swap a day in the office for an unwinding, stress-free day in the forest.

Book your next Center Parcs break today.

 

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