Self-care is any activity we do consciously and by choice to look after our own emotional, social and physical wellbeing. Although it’s simple in theory, self-care is something we often overlook, leaving us vulnerable to burn-out over time. These resources will help you develop and sustain a self-care routine which will help you to stay well during even the most stressful of times.

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    Coping with trauma: how to find your ‘new normal’

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    We asked the experts, and the people who have come out of the other side, how to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

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    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.

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    Are you suffering from freedom fatigue?

    Exclusive content from Rosie Mullender for the Retail Trust

    As the UK opens up after lockdown, many of us are reporting feeling more exhausted than ever. Here’s what might be happening – and how to deal with it.

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    Your wellbeing assessment

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Complete our short wellbeing assessment which will provide you with a personalised wellbeing rating based on your responses and will assist you in identifying the help that might be available to support your mental wellbeing.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Pilates to improve your wellbeing

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    21 things to help manage stress and build resilience

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    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. 

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    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.

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    Nutritional support for developing and maintaining your emotional and physical wellbeing

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    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. 

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    Self-care – things you can do to stay well when supporting others

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Supporting others can be emotionally demanding, especially if you’re not feeling in a good place yourself. It’s really important to put your own wellbeing first and look after yourself on a daily basis, especially if you’re helping someone who is feeling vulnerable. (10/11)

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    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!

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