Last week, we at Fee Langstone took some time out of our busy days for mindfulness and self-care as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Each day we enjoyed a different wellness activity.
On Monday, we got a chance to showcase our culinary skills helping prepare and pack lunches with the amazing volunteers at Eat My Lunch. This business works to ensure that for every lunch purchased, one is provided to a school child. To check out their great work visit: https://www.eatmylunch.nz/
On Tuesday, a group of solicitors and support staff took some time to calm and centre ourselves with lunchtime yoga. This gave us the opportunity to slow down and relieve stress, while also reducing muscle tension.
Wednesday was an inside kind of day, and we had fun with some mindful colouring-in. While being a pleasurable pastime in itself, mindful colouring has been shown to decrease anxiety and lessen symptoms of stress.
We braved stormy weather on Thursday lunchtime to walk the pink Lightpath. (Reports of thunder and lightning may have been greatly exaggerated.) Kit, our fantastic, fluffy Associate (pictured), led the way. If you are looking for walks around the Auckland region check out: https://at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/cycle-walking-maps/
We wrapped up the week with a delicious morning tea. Taking note of what we had learned at yoga earlier in the week about balance, there were healthy treats, but balanced by not so healthy sausage rolls!