Me, Myself and WI

The NFWI Activities Committee is pleased to announce details of an exciting new activity taking place in May for WI members – Me, Myself and WI.

The objective of this activity is to encourage members to take time to look at their own mental health and physical wellbeing, making time to put themselves first and recognise ways in which they can make small adjustments to their daily life and to help improve their understanding of the importance of taking care of their mind and body. We feel strongly that the objectives of Me, Myself and WI fit beautifully in support and recognition of the National Mental Health Awareness week (hosted by MIND), starting on the 10 May 2021. As such, Me, Myself and WI will offer a week of activities to encourage members to take a step out of their normal routine and take some time to focus on themselves and their wellbeing.

Supporting your own mental and physical health now and adjusting to the changes in daily life over the next few months as the new road map outlined by the Government starts to unfold is important. It’s easy to feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between people and over time.

Now, more than ever, it’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to reach out for support if you need it.

The WI has an outstanding reputation for supporting members’ during difficult times and today’s situation is of no exception. The NFWI is exceptionally proud to learn of the positive, motivational and inspirational ways in which members are supporting one-another, both within their WIs and with fellow members across the country.

Using the butterfly logo across the NFWI, we will help identify activities which members could undertake; form cooking and craft, to exercise and science, we will be highlighting a variety of activities across the coming weeks which members could incorporate into daily life. When the butterfly logo is shown, members will be able to identify the activity as being a benefit to their mental and/or physical wellbeing.

In addition to the above, NFWI would like members to engage with them, and one another, by sharing the following:

  • Any music or songs they feel has helped them lift their spirits throughout lock down; we will use the recommendations to create a Feel Good Playlist that will be accessible via You Tube.
  • Any series or programme recommendations that have been particularly enjoyable; these will be used to create a WI Watchlist for members.
  • Inspirational quotes that can be used to create an Inspirational Quote of the Day on our social media platforms every day throughout the week.

Please send recommendations to e.harker@nfwi-unit.org.uk by 10 April 2021.

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