North East business leaders share their
top tips on stress management
Our beautiful Roseberry Topping and the Cleveland Hills
“I have just got a new Shakti mat which seems to work wonders at the minute. I'm trying to introduce yoga and meditation into the cycle too.”
“Fresh air - we like to pull on our walking boots and get out in the fresh air. We’ve got some amazing coast and countryside all just a short distance from our doorsteps. Even just a short walk away from it all can help.”
Take time out
Walking along The Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees
"Try to allocate working hours. It can be easy to continue working especially if you are working from home, setting strict work hours ensures you have time to switch off and relax outside of those times."
“If I am feeling stressed or snowed under, I like to take a hot bath with lots of bubbles or take the dog for a long walk to clear my head. The hardest part can be noticing the signs and making a conscious effort to take time out.”
“Remember to rest - the body heals both physically & mentally when we are resting. Therefore it is important to have this as a regular habit for our mental and physical wellbeing.”
“For me taking a few moments away from the causation of any stress is key. I like to take a moment for myself outside, on the bench for some sunshine and fresh air. Or an informal chat, perhaps perched on the corner of a colleague's desk, can be invaluable and provide that support that business leaders still need.”
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
“Breathe! Breathing is the most important function for sustaining life and several studies have linked deep breathing exercises with an improvement in positive thought processes, reduction in stress hormones and improved cognitive function.”
Connect with yourself
Reading in Ropner Park, Stockton on Tees
rethink your working habits
Working remotely at The Raby Arms, Hartlepool
connect with us
Melissa Armstrong and Marie Ranson,
Co-founders of Key Wellbeing Ltd.
Proudly from Teesside in the North East of England, Melissa and Marie have 15 years of wellbeing experience.
We’ve both seen and personally experienced the impact that mental ill-health can have on our families and the wider community and for that reason, we are both super passionate about helping people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, especially at work.