All Self-care pages

  • Summer trends
    Guidance

    The three outdoor wellness trends you need to know

    Exclusive content from Rosie Mullender for the Retail Trust

    Spending time outside is good for both body and mind. Here are three new ways to get your nature fix.

  • Man sat in lotus position on chair with eyes closed
    Guidance

    Meditation to improve your wellbeing

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Meditation has been practised for thousands of years and is centred on training those who apply it to build their awareness and get a healthy sense of perspective.

  • Man relaxing on his sofa
    Guidance

    Progressive muscle relaxation

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Progressive muscle relaxation, or PMR, is an easy way to find calm in an otherwise busy day. It’s simple to do, takes only 20 minutes, and can make a huge difference to your wellbeing.

  • Woman relaxing on her sofa with her eyes closed
    Guidance

    Guided imagery for wellbeing

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Guided imagery is a practice whereby you use all of your five senses to calm your mind and body. Benefits include the fact that it’s easy to do and can help you to maintain wellness whatever else might be happening.

  • Man doing yoga in his living room
    Guidance

    Yoga to manage your wellbeing

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Yoga comprises of a series of movements and postures designed to increase strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on breathing control. Learn how you can practice yoga to improve your wellbeing.

  • Lady doing pilates in her front room
    Guidance

    Pilates to improve your wellbeing

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Pilates was created in the 1920s to help treat injured soldiers returning from WW1. Pilates offers those practicing it a range of benefits such as improving body strength and alleviating aches and pains.

  • Lady practising breathing on her sofa
    Guidance

    Breathing for relaxation

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Deep breathing is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce stress. It can be done anywhere, anytime, and is easy to learn. 

  • Dreams, relaxing image of bed
    Guidance

    What is good sleep hygiene and how can you practise it?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust partnered with Dreams

    You may have heard of ‘sleep hygiene’ or ‘clean sleeping’. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with washing your bed linen; it’s actually good habits for a restful night’s sleep. Discover the best tips here.

  • Woman with eyes closed in deep thought
    Guidance

    Mindfulness for wellbeing

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Mindfulness is the practise of staying in the moment, being aware of ourselves and our surroundings. Learn about the fundamental skills required to live mindfully.

  • Man and woman having fun cooking together
    Guidance

    Nutritional support for developing and maintaining your emotional and physical wellbeing

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Food can have a big impact on how we feel, both physically and emotionally. This tipsheet provides information on what foods contain key vitamins and minerals which can influence various aspects of our wellbeing. 

  • Personal resilience
    Guidance

    21 things to help manage stress and build resilience

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Resilient people tend to display a number of common behaviours and attitudes, all of which can be learned and practised throughout life. Building your resilience levels can help you to manage stress effectively and get the best out of life, even when things are tough. 

  • Person cycling down a road into the distance
    Guidance

    The benefits of physical activity

    Niall Brennan talks through the many physical benefits of physical activity in this animated short video. If you were unsure as to why physical activity is so important to our health this video will convince you otherwise!