- Try replacing the email and text to find out how someone is, and engage in conversation to find out how they really are.
- Take time out from social media and spend time catching up with friends and family.
- Give a colleague or a friend a lift to work or share the journey home with them.
- Say good morning or good afternoon to people you meet during the day.
- Take the stairs or walk escalators
- Go for a walk at lunchtime or after dinner
- If you can walk or cycle to work
- Walk to the nearest station (with a colleague) instead of taking the bus
- Organise your weekly diary so you can attend your gym or favourite classes 2-3 times a week
- Achieve a 10,000 step day, try to do 250 every hour
- Use a standing desk if you can
- Try and mix it up your training. Try out new classes (R and R, Primal Patterns, Supple Strength and our new In-Trinity class) that require mind body connection that will improve your mental pathways and wellbeing.
- Take notice of how someone is feeling or acting
- Really look; see the art, colours/shapes & architecture in your day
- Have plants/ flowers for your workspace & home
- Take a different route on your journey to or from work
- Have a regular clutter free day (donate spare clothes to charity)
- Treat yourself to a massage/ pamper time
- Plan a me day; choose and enjoy your favourite things to do or see.
- Learn a new language
- Try and learn a new recipe each week
- Learn a new word every day, try to drop it into a conversation
- Attend a new class, workshop or course
- Draw/ paint or colour in
- Challenge yourself with a crossword or a sudoku puzzle.
- Read a physical paper book. Take your eyes away from any screen
- Research something you’ve always wondered about.
- Help in your local community
- Volunteer your time
- Spend time helping others
- Be a 'Good Neighbour'
- Organise or support fundraising activities.
About the author
Terri Siabi is our Programme and Events Manager and a qualified personal trainer. She started her fitness journey as a volunteer with YMCA when she was only 13 years old. Since then, she has held various jobs in her 21 years in the industry including working with a premiership football team and being a personal training manager in the city, before settling into her calling as a fitness manager at the Central YMCA Club. Over the years Terri has developed skills ranging from lifestyle management coaching, advanced kettlebells, indoor cycling and many more. She teaches several classes on our timetable such as indoor cycling, kettlebells, primal patterns & RnR.