“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states”
– Carol Welch.
Why: “Nothing happens until something moves” – Albert Einstein
How: Exercise, sport or a hobby, just find something you love and do it daily.
Our need to disconnect from technology and reconnect to our natural environment is vital for our wellbeing. Nature’s medicine cabinet does wonders for our health.
Why: We spend less time outside then maximum-security prisoners, our population is 70% deficient in Vitamin D and the outdoors has the ability to increases our mood and self-esteem plus reduce anxiety and stress.
How: Find a green space whether a park, beach or even your backyard and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.
Taking time to feel and reconnect to your body while grounding your bare feet to the earth’s surface.
Why: Earth’s surface contains limitless healing energy. This energy promotes health, harmonizes and stabilizes the body’s basic biological rhythms, and neutralizes inflammation.
How: Find a grassy spot or beach, go barefoot and let nature do the rest.
“My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time” – Steve Jobs
Why: “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived” – Dalai Lama
How: The first appointments in your weekly calendar should be made for what’s most important, and that is YOU.
“Warmth of relationships throughout life have the greatest positive impact on life satisfaction” – George Valliant.
Why: Our quality of interaction and connection can have lasting influence on others.
How: Only through connection to self can we truly connect to another. Make time today to connect to yourself, others and nature.
• Sleep • Nutrition • Attitude • Purpose
Why: Universal explores the ‘U’ in your life. The aspects that make up the quality of how you live and your overall connection to self and others in this world.
Sleep: “A well-spent day brings happy sleep” – Da Vinci
Nutrition: Eating healthy improves your mental and physical health for better wellbeing.
Attitude: You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.
Purpose: Ask yourself what it is that you feel you can share with the world that utilises your strengths, passion and beliefs.
How: Utilise the True North Compass, X7 and the You Table as an opportunity to support and improve key areas of your life.
Almost half our time is spent thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Maybe it’s time to spend some time in the present.
Why: Focusing on your breath is a valuable tool in reducing the stress and pressures of life and helps to maintain a positive attitude.
How: Start by closing your eyes and breathing deeper in and out slowly and gently through your nose. Be focused and present whilst maintaining a sense of calmness and relaxation.