Mental health and wellbeing, physcial activity and healthy eating
To support with social distancing and self-isolation measures, our health promotion team has transitioned to working from home. Some of our team members have found the transition to working from home challenging, particularly around not physically being with their colleagues each day, but we are always up for a challenge and have been implementing multiple strategies to address these.
To keep connected as a team, we have implemented a roster for daily sharing of something funny to put a smile on our faces each day, as well as coordinating a fortnightly informal ‘cuppa catch up’ via Zoom. We also aim to touch base with one of our colleagues daily for a check in and are regularly sharing any ideas and resources with one another to help prioritise our health and wellbeing.
For many of us, we have had the opportunity to learn more about new communication platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, and are considering continuing to use these tools when things ‘return to normal’.
Our team is also individually finding positives during this time and some of the health and wellbeing activities we're each doing have seen:
- Alexis teaching herself guitar, ukulele and singing, and started a gratitude diary, noting things she is grateful for each day.
- Andie doing a daily meditation routine, with company from her furry friends, and getting out in her garden of an afternoon.
- Courtney out walking daily and adding to the rainbow trail with her little one.
- Kristen investing more time in her Spanish language lessons, and using the free seven minute workout app.
- Natalie nourishing her body with healthy and nutritious foods and she has also set up a mini home exercise area in her garage.
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