Happy New Year UNPHC Residents!
We have targeted 2019 as a launch year for a deeper dive into educational and informational opportunities for all of those living in our properties. Part of the mission statement of UNPHC is to “improve the quality of life” of our residents. We have spent the last year exploring ways to expand this idea. We are launching a 12-month series of educational videos, interactive website channels, blogs, onsite instruction, engaging new resources, and using this blog to keep you up to date.
The third week of every month, your property will host a short educational session where a video will be screened, and you’ll be able to submit questions and engage with each other to discuss the topic presented.
Our aim is to deliver targeted information, and helpful resources for you to live your best life. Thank you for participating, and we look forward to your feedback.
January’s theme is Health and Well-being Month.
January is filled with promises and resolutions. This is a great time to set some small goals and larger ones. Whether it’s healthier eating, moving your body, or learning a new trade, skill, or hobby. It’s important to remember to keep it simple.
Small gains matter. In fact, small gains are really the path to succeeding with the larger goals we set for ourselves. One of our favorite Health and Well Being concepts, and always a good resolution, is a focus on mindfulness.
Here is a quick one-minute exercise:
Mindfulness: Mindful breathing for one minute. Lower your eyes and notice where you feel your breath. That might be the air going in and out at your nostrils or the rise and fall of your chest or stomach. If you can’t feel anything, place your hand on your
stomach and notice how your hand gently rises and falls with your breath. If you like, you can just lengthen the in-breath and the out-breath or just breathe naturally. When your mind wanders, as it will do, just bring your attention back to your breath. Notice your thoughts and just gently shepherd your attention back to your breath.
This can be done for longer than one minute, but even just taking the time for one minute, will help you relax and focus.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we look forward to engaging with you in 2019 in new and productive ways.