How to live a better life

According to workplace wellbeing platform Juno, taking care of yourself is easier than you think

Juno is a workplace wellbeing programme that works strategically with businesses to bring more balance to their teams’ lives. Here, Juno’s head of marketing, Verity Roach, talks you through how to find and maintain a better work-life balance

Get your time back 

Wellbeing isn't just about meditation and exercise, for many, having enough time in the day to do what you need makes a huge difference to how you feel. Get someone to support you with the chores, whether it's the laundry, cleaning or childcare; even the smallest gesture can make a huge difference. It's for this reason that we work with a range of partners at Juno, from housecleaning and meal delivery services to online therapy sessions, to support you in all areas of your life.  

Eat well  

The pandemic may have inspired more of us to get our groceries delivered and, as well as the supermarkets, there are some really interesting options available. If you can't reach a local farmers' market, get an organic vegetable box delivered to your home. And if the prospect of figuring out what to eat is too much to bear, use a service like Mindful Chef to order the ingredients for a delicious and nutritious meal. 

Monitor your body 

I'm not talking about an intense gym session or meditative yoga class here. Although it's helpful to stay active, it's worth keeping an eye on what's going on inside, too. Monitor your cortisol levels – that stress hormone many of us are all too familiar with – by supplying finger-prick blood tests to the likes of Thriva, which can let you know how your internal chemistry is responding to your way of life. You can also test your vitamin and mineral levels and top them up accordingly, to make sure your immune system is getting the support it needs.  

Start talking  

We feel our happiest when we're fulfilled and enriched, but it's not always easy to figure out how to get there. Enlist the services of a life coach to help you define your ideal career growth, or talk to a therapist to help figure out what you need to do in order to live a better life. There are lots of different options available, from actual face-to-face consultations to apps, online toolkits and videos.  

Find your people  

For many, the isolation imposed by the pandemic lockdown has led us to re-evaluate the power of human interaction. Finding group activities – art classes, or career coaching, for example – are a great way to meet like-minded people. Even if these meet-ups are conducted online, you can still reap the benefits of making meaningful social connections that will do wonders for your mental health. And, so it doesn't have to be another task on your to-do list, we can help book group experiences for colleagues. All you need to do it turn up and enjoy.  

Verity Roach is head of marketing at Juno 

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