WFH Cubes Style…
our tips, tricks and greatest hits
Exhausted every good show on Netflix? This week we’re all about giving your free time a bit of a facelift.
Whether its jigsaw puzzles, cleaning or a spot of meditation, you’ve come to the right place.
Physical distancing is a top priority however this doesn’t mean you can’t attend events.
We’ve compiled a list of fun, interesting and exciting events you can attend in the comfort of your own home!
One particular event you won’t want to miss out on is CreativeCubes.Co’s (H)our Power hosted by our very own Shardae Mazzeo.
Join Shardae and our experts in residence, Karen Williams and Nardia Joy for an impactful and empowering Livestream of open, honest and thought-provoking conversation about leading with impact through this tough time.
Register to join the Livestream and check out what else is on below!
Learn to Meditate
Increase your ability to manage stress and fatigue, remove barriers to meditation and learn how to cope in the ever changing modern world.
Register your interest for RebelMonk’s first Learn to Meditate course starting May 6th.
For just $29, join us for our 4-week course consisting of 2 x sessions per week, an initial 30 minute intro session followed by 20 minute guided sessions.
11am Wednesday + Friday’s.
Things are getting real with this Global Pandemic. Have you heard about it?
You’re probably working from home, trying to keep your distance from others and only heading out when it’s totally necessary. Social distancing is taking some getting used to, so we’ve come up with a bunch of things you can do to get you through it, without losing your cool!
1. Jigsaw Puzzles
It’s great to have an activity you can get really engrossed in times like this. Jigsaw puzzles have the power to draw people in, an amazing way to distract and preoccupy frustrated minds for hours. You won’t want to get up and start scrolling through the news until you find… just… one… more… piece. And if you finish one, why not arrange a (low-contact) swap with a friend who has another jigsaw they’ve completed? Just remember to wash your hands
Quarantine may not be sparking joy, but a squeaky clean home will. This is a great time to get to the bottom of the laundry basket, INCLUDING the weird hand wash only jumper that has been in there since last winter. Why don’t you actually just sort out your pots and pans so they don’t fall out every single time you open the cupboard? Pop on some headphones and rock out while you vacuum every inch of your house!
3. Learn a language, new skill or random facts
Whether it’s ‘official’ studying or not, we should never stop learning. A study published in the Psychological Science Journal found that regularly putting time into learning a new skill for at least three months improved the memory of participants significantly and sustainably over the next year, compared to participants who simply engaged in social activities. Check out EDX or Coursera for free online courses from big shots such as Harvard, MIT & more.
If you’re bored out of your brains, or have already exhausted every good show on Netflix and Stan, why not tune into some cute animal videos and spread the word about a good cause?
Victorian animal shelter Edgar’s Mission are regularly live-streaming their feeding sessions, giving you enough cute farm animal content to have you signing up for Farmer Wants A Wife.
We could all use a bit of cute animal content to brighten up our days, and this way you’re helping to keep a much-needed animal sanctuary running.
Boost your immune system… the tasty way!
We asked Lyn what we should be fuelling ourselves to keep us and our loved ones fighting fit – here’s what our Food and Beverage superstar recommends!
“Orange and Yellow Veggies are the way to go; sweet potato, carrots, pumpkin, yellow squash, butter beans, are rich in beta carotene an antioxidant.
Greens are great; broccoli, silverbeet, beans, kale, spinach, packed with vitamin C.
Add garlic, ginger, to any of your dishes, including juices, smoothies, the antiviral property in garlic and ginger.
Go to dishes for me are always soups or slow cooked dishes, rich, flavoursome and packed with natural seasonal ingredients.”
There you have it! Now go forth and boost that immunity!
THE HAPPINESS TEAM
Joana has been mastering smoothie art with her new Nutribullet!
Shai has been starting her Saturday mornings right by listening to Triple J’s Hottest 100 of the Decade.
Lyndon is getting iso-abs after discovering the free workouts on the Nike Training Club app.
Anna is loving learning about musicians behaving badly through the Disgraceland podcast.
Dave is stepping away from the screen and getting back into drawing cartoons!
Don’t forget to come and hang with us online via Slack! We’ll be posting fun things to make you smile. Plus we’d love to hear how you’re doing.
Not sure how to access it? You can log into slack here or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re unsure of your login details.
Sending good vibes,
The Happiness Team