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  • Kat Hounsell

COVID-19 Series: Everyday Actions for Thriving

Welcome back to the wellbeing updates. My hope is that through exploring our human response to change and ways to check in with your wellbeing, you’ve now increased your self-awareness and self-acceptance around how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting you. I also hope you’ve been kind to yourself in the process!

Whether or not you’re finding life difficult right now, or whether or not you’re feeling pretty good in lockdown, this is an opportunity to enhance your wellbeing for resilience. We’re facing a marathon, not a sprint.

In recent years research has helped us understand much more about our wellbeing needs as human beings. Advances in areas such as psychology, neuroscience and human biology show that to thrive we need to be holistic in our approach - it’s not just about regular exercise and eating 5 portions of fruit & veg every day (although that’s not a bad place to start!).

Different aspects of our wellbeing are all connected, as shown on The Drinks Trust Minds Matter Ways to Thrive wheel:

So how can you boost each of these areas of wellbeing?

Click through the following links for everyday actions you can experiment with to stay well during the COVID-19 outbreak:

Talking about wellbeing is generally pretty easy, however digging deeper and experimenting with new ways to thrive can be much more challenging.

I like to think that becoming better, healthier humans is some of the toughest work there is, yet it is also some of the most rewarding and enjoyable work too. By taking care of ourselves we create the energy to help others. By putting our wellbeing as a priority, we inspire others to do the same.

Finding life difficult? You’re #NotAlone. Read here for where to access professional support.


This article was originally written for The Drinks Trust as part of their COVID-19 updates. If you haven't heard of this wonderful charity then do pay their website a visit and see how you can support, or be supported, as a member of the drinks and hospitality industry.

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