Joy sharing for World Wellbeing Week

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It’s World Wellbeing Week, set up by Wellbeing World, to raise awareness and keep wellbeing at the forefront of our minds.

It’s a week for celebrating the things that we enjoy, that keep us happy and healthy and propel us forward both in work and outside of it.

As our lives are so busy, wellbeing can fall to the wayside. And we need to change that.

When you’re juggling multiple deadlines at work, alongside your other commitments, it can be tricky to take a moment for yourself.

And we need to have headspace, in order to stay focused and work to the best of our ability.

Because if we don’t take time for ourselves, and instead focus all of our energy into work, it can lead to negative stress, and eventually burnout.

When we deliberately interrupt the stress cycle, stress doesn’t have a chance to become chronic and burnout can’t take hold.
Kandi Wiens

Employers can help here, by promoting a positive work environment for a healthy work life balance.

In his blog, Cliff Ettridge, our director, notes that it’s about working as a team to make sure everyone is happy and healthy.

But we can also make deliberate actions to improve our wellbeing- like carving out the time, even after work, to focus on what brings us joy.

This is of high importance for our overall health.

If we’re happy and healthy, it can only benefit our work, our friends, family and clients.

So if you’re into running, or painting, or music- whatever it is, it’s important to allow yourself to spend some time focusing on it.

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In need of some inspiration?

The NHS recommends 5 steps to mental wellbeing , like learning new skills and connecting with people.

And sometimes it’s helpful to share ideas with others, especially if you want to try something new.

And, it’s a way to connect with others and keep the conversation around wellbeing going.

For World Wellbeing Week, and beyond!

So, we’ve asked some of our Teamsters to share some of the ways they focus on their wellbeing, decompress and bring joy to their day-to-day;

The Barbican is one of my special places- just sitting out back by the water with a coffee and a good book makes me feel calm, content, and ready for what life throws our way!
Kat Anastasiou, Producer
Recently, I’ve enjoyed playing games on my Nintendo Switch and have been somewhat obsessed with Animal Crossing. It helps to take my mind off work.
Mary Rellin, Project Manager
Do one thing a day that brings joy to your soul – one thing that excites you and puts a smile on your face. For me it’s cooking and gardening. The art of creating something and seeing the results brings me joy.
Laura Ring, Designer
Most mornings I walk my son Mylo to nursery, which is great for clearing the head. I listen to podcasts when I’m travelling, and doing house work – love getting sucked into a story. But otherwise, my music playing days are most Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons.
Marty Taylor, Designer
I recently did a pottery class for the first time and made two mugs. I was so proud of myself for trying something new, and it was a great way to relax my mind and focus on something else.
Venetia Taylor, Social Media Content Creator
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Final thoughts

The key takeaway is that taking the time for yourself actually nourishes your mind and is helpful to your mental and physical wellbeing.

It can help you avoid unmanageable stress, and therefore work better.

So, carve out time to do the things that bring you joy, and give your mind a break.