Me, Myself and WI
9-15 May 2022
Supporting your own mental and physical health is incredibly important. As life goes back to ‘normal’ it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. 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 reach out for support if you need it.
The WI has an outstanding reputation for supporting members during times of change and uncertainty, today’s situation is no exception. 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. With the ever-changing economy and uncertainty of the current financial climate, taking a break to focus on how we feel and what we can do to get ourselves into a healthy place is vital.
The NFWI has organised the ‘Me, Myself and WI’ programme with the aim of helping members easily recognise ways in which they can help their mental and physical health. Using the butterfly logo pictured here across the NFWI, activities will be identified which members could undertake; from cooking and craft, to exercise and quiet time for mindfulness, activities will be highlighted 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.
Activities will include:
- 10 Minutes of Mindfulness daily recordings
- Information from the Met Police on online fraud, sexual consent and drink spiking
- Mindfulness colouring pages
- Updated Watchlist
- Craft projects
- Cookery projects
The Butterfly Effect… Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world.