Ways to Wellbeing | Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we put a challenge out to our staff: How does physical activity help you find your way to wellbeing?
Trudi - community coaching advisor
I love walking in the bush with family but it could be on my own too. I find it grounds me and reminds me what is beautiful about New Zealand and allows me (and the family) time away from emails and devices.
There’s also nothing like bombing down a snowy mountain really fast to make you feel alive. If you have a friend there to pick you up at the bottom it’s all the better.
Simone - Keep on Your Feet support
Beach walks with my boys provide a great chance for us to talk & burn energy together, but best of all, fill us with positive endorphins & happiness!
Mel - communications and operations manager
Heading out with my family and furry friend for a gentle walk through the Whakarewarewa Forest restores my balance. Being amongst the mighty Redwoods reminds me to stop, breathe and reflect on all the goodness surrounding me.
Kim - accounts and contracts manager
I really need the boost of happy endorphins and social contact. It’s become a way of life and I’m such a happy person because of it.
Deb - fundamental skills advisor
This is my happy place. The tennis court. Let’s keep talking, sharing and moving. As a friend said to me not so long ago, ‘Be kind to yourself’. Do what makes you happy.
Calvin - school sport team leader
Getting out in the water and catching waves is a chance for me to clear my head and just be present. It really helps put things in perspective, ease any pressure or tension and just have some fun. It’s as if sitting on my board in the ocean acts as my mindfulness practice and helps me refresh
Nicola - administration
Tramping together with family is a great way for me to keep active, appreciate our awesome environment and connect with our teenagers in a fun and positive way. Walking with family seeing the spectacular scenery of NZ and reaching a mountain summit is satisfying, enjoyable and gives us a great sense of achievement.
Running my favourite loop in the Redwoods also helps me clear my head, wind down, plan the day and feel good at the same time.
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