2021: Be the best version of you

2021: Be the best version of you

Our top tips on being mindful for your mental health and wellbeing...

As we're in another national lockdown, it’s understandable that the demands and pressure on our members can mean it all sometimes feels a bit “much”. After the challenges of the last 12 months however, we can all agree on the importance of maintaining our health – whether that be mental or physical. 

Now that we’re looking towards a new year and all the challenges (and opportunities!) it might offer, it’s a great time to start incorporating healthier habits into our daily lives. 

To help you focus on you and your family’s wellbeing as we enter 2021, we’re here to provide some of our best recommendations and offers on being mindful to help you stay as positive as possible.

Try something new 

Whether you’re picking up Yoga, Pilates, journaling or just upping your daily ‘steps’; trying something new this New Year's (even if only for 10 mins a day) can be a great way to tackle the ‘January Blues’, feel more energetic and find a fun hobby you can continue all year round. 

Check out some of our top savings below to help you get started!

- Les Mills on Demand – Subscribe today for £8.95p/m plus a free 14-day trial!

- National Trust – 10% off their online shop

- Cotswold Outdoor – 15% off online

Plan meals in advance

We know it can be hard sometimes to cook consistently healthy meals when all you want to do is reach for the takeaway menu and chill out on the couch. But, when you consider that foods rich in folic acid and omega-3s are shown to help lower stress and anxiety, taking an afternoon to prep several meals in advance can make planning dinner during the week so much easier to manage.

Feeling hungry? Check out our recent blog on healthy eating to see how you can make mealtime (and snacking) a doddle with our great range of discounts.

Take time to yourself 

Relaxing and recuperating after a long shift is key in helping your brain switch off from ‘work-mode’. Even if it’s just doing something small, setting time aside just for ‘you’ a few times a week can be a wonderful way to have something to look forward to.

Why not try some of our favourite offers and treat yourself to a little TLC?

- Sanctuary Spa – 20% off their range of relaxing skin, home and bodycare essentials

- Clarins – Complimentary gift containing 4 relaxation favourites when you spend £50

- Molton Brown – save 10% off online orders

Plus, if you’re really looking to rest and recuperate; we’re here to help you snuggle up and get some much-needed shut-eye with 40% off a Simba mattress, 15% off weighted blankets, covers and bedding with Mela, or 7% online with Bensons for Beds.

Check in with your loved one

If you’re struggling, it can sometimes be tricky to remember that there are people you can talk to. 

Check in with friends or catch up with a loved one with a 12-month SIM only plan with Three for just £17p/m, or member-exclusive offers on SIMs and broadband from BT.

If things are truly serious and you need unbiased assistance - please don’t hesitate to reach out to a specialist. Call Samaritans for free on 116 123 and receive judgement-free advice and support 24/7, 365 days a year.