What are the team at Rap doing to boost their emotional wellbeing during the lockdown and while working from home?
“I’m still walking the dog a lot, getting lots of fresh air (and getting wet!) and of course walking in Mote Park; there are lots of other dog walkers to say hello to and have a brief minute chat at a safe distance.”
“I love cooking anyway and find it relaxing so lockdown 3 has enabled evenings and weekends to be spent trying new concoctions in the kitchen.”
“Getting out of the house for a period of time is crucial otherwise cabin fever can impact your concentration to work, therefore owning a dog and going for the necessary walk is a definite plus. Trying to keep the wine fridge stocked is proving hard work to keep up😊”
“I have started to paint again after many years. Luckily it’s like bicycle riding, you don’t forget it… Painting is a really nice way to relax and forget about all the negative news we are overloaded with every day from the media.”
“Since April last year, I’ve had my hands full looking after Lily but despite all the rubbish – she is the perfect tonic to make you forget all of it. I’ve been lucky enough to form a social bubble with my family thanks to Boris’ new rules implemented in December regarding children under 1, so I finally don’t feel so alone like I have done during Lockdown 1 and 2. That really was difficult.”
“I am just trying to stay fit and healthy and remaining positive, although the reality of the impact of Coronavirus does hit sometimes. Breaking down the office into small teams, working one week in the office and one from home is really helpful in catching up with what is happening in the team and getting better organised.”
“I would usually be running but at the moment I can’t as I have an injury so there’s not much that can be done at the moment!”
“I’m going on plenty of dog walks with the family! Getting out the house for some fresh air defiantly helps. Especially when you live in a house with 2 brothers. 😊”
“I have managed to get back on track with my fitness. I find regularly doing some form of exercise really helps my mental wellbeing so it’s been important to keep going in a mentally changing time such as a lockdown.”
During the first lockdown, Scott was on a mission to run 5k. After completing the Couch to 5k, he has since taken part in several monthly challenges to run a certain number of 5k runs in a month. To support his emotional wellbeing, Scott completed all of these challenges and has the medals to provide it! We are all very proud of Scott and what he has achieved and his positive attitude towards the pandemic we are facing.
“As a family, we have decided to dedicate 1 hour per evening to family game time; either a card game, board game or joint computer game. I have continued my running and am achieving 4, 5K runs a week.”