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From Regus Magazine UK

Training ourselves to live ‘in the moment’ can help us get the most from the modern working day says our expert – something that’s more important than ever in these strange times. You can’t always ignore your overflowing inbox or mute your annoying colleagues, but by actively pursuing mindfulness techniques during the work day, you can manage the challenges and make your working life a happier one. To find out more, we speak to expert Stephen J Mordue, author of How to Thrive at Work: Mindfulness, Motivation and Productivity. …..read more

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Building better lives through time outdoors

I suspect most of us know, intuitively at least, that being outside can be of real benefit to our wellbeing. The ocean breeze, the smell of cut grass, the stillness of the forest, the meandering paths through the park – all have their place in our world and something to contribute to our well-being. 

Indeed, writers, poets and naturalists have all written about the impact of the natural world on our wellbeing.For example, John Muir, the Scottish American naturalist and author, known as the ‘Father of the National Parks’ in America said in his book ‘The Mountains of California’ (1901) “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy.’’ Additionally, William Wordsworth in his poem The Tables Turned (1798) urges us to, “Come forth into the light of things and let nature be your teacher, she has a world of ready wealth, our minds and hearts to bless”. As inspiring as these words are, I want to know that they have their roots in objective science….. …click for more

Staying Active 

Staying active is embedded in our social conscience, whether or not we do it, or do it sufficiently. During ‘lockdown’ one thing the government has placed emphasis on consistently is that we can go outside and exercise as long as we follow the other rules like social distancing. This is sound advice as staying active has so many beneficial effects on both our physical and mental well-being. In this article I will explore the benefits of staying active on both and, though it may seem strange,  I’m going to start by looking at rest. …click for more