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Feel good music and top tips to look after your mental health
In aid of Mental Health Awareness Month this month, dotdigital’s newly formed wellbeing committee has shared some of their favorite ways to keep on top of their own mental wellbeing....
In aid of Mental Health Awareness Month this month, dotdigital’s newly formed wellbeing committee has shared some of their favorite ways to keep on top of their own mental wellbeing. Here are some of their top wellbeing tips and favourite feel good songs:
Brett Willis, Head of Customer Insight, EMEAMy wellbeing tip is to put some time aside to do the things that reward yourself and make you smile. This helps produce more of a chemical in your body called serotonin which in turn makes you feel better about yourself. Win-win. My go to feel good song is Happy by Pharrell Williams
Leah Phillp, HR AssistantMy tip is to say or do something nice for somebody else. Not only will it make their day, but it will also boost your mood as it feels good to spread positivity and be kind to others! I also like to do a few things every day that are dedicated to self-care, such as taking a walk, or a bath, reading, or spending some time meditating. Meditation always eases my anxiety and helps me to live in the present moment. My go to feel good song is Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
Luke McCreery, Sales ConsultantMy tip is to take time to have a few deep breaths. This helps calm everything down and reduces stress! Your body will thank you for it too! My feel good song is Everybody Dance by Chic
Paola Belloni Dwelly, Onboarding and Managed Services ManagerTop Tip: Fresh air and exercise! (walk, run, cycle, dance, you name it), it helps to get the endorphins flowing and snap out of that vicious cycle. Also, get on the phone and talk to someone, this always helps put everything into perspective. My feel good music is anything upbeat and electronic, or Depeche Mode are always a winner!
David Aldrich, Chief Human Resources OfficerMy tip is to make time to do something you’re good at. If you’re good at something, you’re much more likely to enjoy it too! My feel good song: Space Cowboy by Jamiroquai.
Chante King, Software EngineerMy tip is to find a good spot of sunshine and bask in it for a while whenever you get the chance to, especially if you’re indoors for most of the day. I enjoy doing this and sometimes I meditate for a few minutes as well – reminding myself that just like sunlight helps plants to grow, it helps humans too. I visualize a wilted plant that has had little to no exposure to the sun, just start to thrive again. Exposure to sunlight gives you more energy and helps keep you calm, positive, and focused. A good song to listen to when you wake up is Beautiful Day by U2
Amie Lane, Head of Partner MarketingMy tip would be to listen to a good podcast – something that can open up your mind and lift your spirits. A couple of my go-to’s include:
- Unlocking Us with Brene Brown
- Feel Better Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
- Dare to lead with Brene Brown
- Happy Place Fern Cotton
- Not Perfect Podcast with Poppy Jamie