Thrive In Five – Variety

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This week’s Thrive In Five is about variety.

What does that mean to you? What does it mean right now? My sense is that perhaps you haven’t had a great deal of variety in recent months with the lockdown here in the UK, and pretty much all over the world.

Autonomy and variety are two really key aspects of wellbeing

For a lot of the people I speak to now, our autonomy is arguably caught up because many of us have been working from home out of sight of managers, and therefore given a great deal, more trust and autonomy to get on with our job and in the main we’ve done that. That presents an exciting opportunity to redefine how we work. But in terms of variety, we’ve had much less variety as a result of the current restrictions.

Over the last week I have been really trying to get more variety into the days. What I mean by that is I’ve gone walking in places I haven’t before. I’ve tried to reconnect with people I haven’t seen for a while and just get variation, in terms of both of location, of faces, of company, of conversation, variety of everything.

I’ve also been toying around with learning a new hobby, which is the banjo, believe it or not! To bring in some more variety.

Variety is a really important part of wellbeing.

So I’m encouraging you to think about how much variety you have and think about whether or not you’ve missed that. Look for something new that you can do, a new way of bringing variety into life. It can be as simple as rearranging the furniture in a room, perhaps your home office, changing things up, keeping it fresh.

Make some changes, give it some thought. Let me know how you get on and as always stay healthy or the best for now.

You may also be interested in our Movement Snacking ideas!

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