Well-being check-in

Hello everyone, it’s me again!

I thought I would check in with you all as we are now halfway through January and most of us have been back to work, home schooling and planning section meetings online for the last couple of weeks.

Some gentle reminders around being at home to ensure you pace yourself and put some structure around your day, not just endless Teams/Zoom/Google classroom!

  1. Schedule breaks in your day – at least 15 minutes every 2 hours and ensure you have a break
    OUTSIDE, preferably in day light hours, for at least 30 minutes a day.
  2. Plan your day. If working, keep meetings where possible to 45 mins and leave a 15-minute
    comfort gap. Home schooling can be draining for both you and your child(ren). If the school gives you a timetable, then try and use it. Also, if you are trying to work and home school consider flexi time discussions with your line manager.
  3. If you are a Section Leader, ensure you have regular contact with the rest of your team, (a) to check you are all ok and whether anyone needs any support and (b) to simply have social
    For our Management roles, you are essential for keeping your own Scouting Districts operating and I appreciate all you are doing. Do not over do it. Please take things steady and ensure you are looking after yourself as well as all your teams.
  4. This is relevant to all of us:
    – If you’re well, understand what keeps you well.
    – If you’re feeling strained, consider how to support yourself.
    – If you are struggling – reach out, there is help available, even if you want to contact me.

I urge everyone to spend a few moments to start a proactive response to this blog and consider your needs.

In the meantime, keep safe and be kind.


DCC People