Working from home definitely has its benefits, but its also pretty important to make sure you focus on maintaining a healthy mind and body. We have come up with some suggestions below to help keep your mind and body healthy.
Yoga with Sarah Eckersley
Sarah is offering yoga sessions online, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with different time slots, so you can join before you start work, during lunch or after work. If you’re a little group yoga shy, and prefer a one-two-one session, Sarah offers private classes to help you work on your poses, along with getting to grips with the practice both physically and mentally.
London’s first strictly women-only fitness brand, StrongHer, opened recently on the 3rd August, a new strength and conditioning studio in Bethnal Green. They have also introduced 2x four week online programmes: StrongHer Shred and Beginners Strength that can be done from the comfort of your own living room.
If you fancy venturing to the gym, StrongHer are offering free classes now until the the 16th August, click here to find out how to sign up for a free class.
Exercise with Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks has been a hero for many during lockdown with his free daily exercise classes, and rightfully so. You can check out his youtube channel and pick a class you would like to join – https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/videos Again at your own leisure, at lunch time or before your workday to kick start your day.
If you’re not a fan of exercise, aim to walk briskly for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, to keep your body active, trust me when I say your body will thank you for it.
Meditation is key in improving our mental well-being, it helps reduce anxiety, improve clarity and can help in having a more restful sleep. There are a lot of apps out there that help in building a regular meditation routine throughout the week.
Our two favourite apps currently are SILATHA, where you can set your intention and choose the meditation course for a month best suited to your intention, whether that be self love, inner peace or clarity. To sign up and get more information, visit: https://silatha.com
The CALM app is offering a free trial, if you would like to dip your toes into meditation. There is a little questionnaire to fill in, so they can asses your current state and then before you know it you’re signed up and ready to quieten the mind. Visit here for more information.
Neals Yard Essential oils
Creating a calming sanctuary in the home, when working is incredibly important, a calm, clear and focused mind, will tackle any stress and anxiety that is thrown your way. One way to create a calming sanctuary, is by using an aromatherapy diffuser with good-quality essential oils. Neals Yard has a great range of essential oils, some of our favourites include:
Lavender – Naturally soothing, it’s calming for the body, mind and wellbeing.
Frankincense – this resin oil has a deeply relaxing aroma, used to promote a state of relaxation, its fresh and uplifting, and perfect to use during meditation and mindfulness practices to enhance your wellbeing.
Ylang Ylang – One of their top ten bestselling essential oils, this sensual and floral oil has soothing properties and helps to relieve emotional stresses during tense times. To view their full range click here.
They also sell a rage of aromatherapy blends:
De Stress – This tranquil blend of soothing ylang ylang, nourishing neroli and uplifting petitgrain relaxes your body and mind. It helps ease your worries and troubles by transporting you to a place of peace and calm.
Calming – This calming blend of relaxing roman chamomile, restful mandarin and grounding bergamot was created to help gently soothe an over-active or over-tired mind. To view their full range click here.