Building Blocks for Wellbeing is a new initiative which aims to support youth workers through weekly mindfulness practices and activities. Building Blocks for Wellbeing is not a training or a substitute to meditation/mindfulness training but additional support to assist the ongoing wellbeing of youth workers both at this unprecedented time, and long after Covid-19.
Covid-19 has turned our lives upside- down and over the past 3 months we all have experienced a wide range of emotions which, is normal.
Routines have been lost, there is uncertainty about what our ‘new normal’ will look like, and for some of us, we are experiencing some levels of anxiety due to worries around our families, friends, and work.
With these unprecedented changes coming so quickly, it is understandable that our sleeping routines have also been disturbed however, as we all continue to adjust to stay at home measures, social distancing and try to remain healthy, the need to focus on sleep is vital as sleep provides us with great benefits.
As stated by the Sleep Foundation (www.sleepfoundation.org) sleep is critical to physical health and the effective functioning of the immune system. It is also a key promoter of emotional wellness and mental health, helping to beat back stress, depression, and anxiety.
To support you with your sleep, the National Youth Health Programme and The Sanctuary have come up with top tips to improve your sleep with an accompanying mediation to help you unwind and relax. The meditation can be used in the morning to help you relax and prepare for the day ahead or, it can be used at night time before you fall asleep.
Top tips to help you sleep