While cafes are due to reopen in Ireland on June 29th, grabbing a coffee with a friend or relative might still be challenging. Why not virtually ‘buy’ your friend a coffee instead by arranging a video call and donating the cost of a coffee to Pieta? You could go one step further and take a screenshot of the call, post it on social media and nominate a friend to do the same.
Why not use our FeelGood book club as the perfect way to re-Connect with friends post lock down, simply choose a book for you and your friends to read and schedule some video calls to discuss it chapter by chapter.
In line with the Government's road map for reopening Ireland, we are now permitted to host people from outside our households and with the great weather we are expecting this summer, an outdoor games night would be the perfect way to re-Connect with family and friends.
BBQs are definitely going to play a big part in Summer 2020! And with so many birthdays/special occasions celebrated in isolation this year, what better excuse to invite your friends/family over (in line with the current Government restrictions) to celebrate any missed events. Of course you don’t need that as an excuse to light up that BBQ!
Online quizzes have been one of the few good things to come out of lockdown in the past few months. A really easy to Connect with family and friends.
Who doesn’t love watching a movie? While Netflix has provided us with hours of entertainment during lockdown with various shows, there’s nothing quite like a classic movie, so why not reconnect with friends and organise a FeelGood Movie night? With restrictions being eased, and small groups now allowed to meet indoors, it's the perfect excuse to get the gang round!
Make the time to catch up with friends, spend time with family, or reconnect with your colleagues
We all know the importance of being Active and the role it plays in our mental wellbeing, we are asking you to set yourself a challenge within your own ability to get active, it could be a run, a walk or a crawl.
Due to current restrictions so many of our favourite yearly events have been postponed this year but being Active is not something we should put on hold. Why not join up with some friends and go to your local swimming spot, maybe cycle a route that you love or hike that trail that makes you FeelGood.
Yoga and FeelGood With Pieta go hand in hand, what better way to be Active and find the feeling than Yoga, whether you’re a beginner or a teacher there are options for every level.
Remote working and home schooling kids may very well be eating into your usual exercise regime. If you’re missing the gym, or your usual walk to work, or if you don’t know where to start with keeping active at home – then Pieta is here to help! Whether it’s an early morning home workout or a lunchtime blast, the benefits of exercise for both mental and physical health are plentiful. From novice to advanced fitness levels, we have something for everyone to do in the comfort of your own home or if the weather is good, your own garden or local park will do!
In a world where most things have gone virtual, it’s nice to know you can still challenge your friends to a race even if meeting up still isn’t possible for you. If you’re part of a running club, why not get some teams together and set a challenge. If you are tired of solo workouts or runs and need a change, a virtual relay race could be just the thing to make exercise exciting again.
With the majority of workplaces still encouraging employees to work from home, many people are saving both time and money on commuting. If you normally travel to work by car or by public transport, you can help support Pieta by donating what you would have spent on your commute to work. Just calculate what you would normally spend for the week/month and donate directly to Pieta here. If you are lucky enough to usually walk or cycle to work, you are already getting the benefit of exercise, saving money, and helping the environment – but you can still join in and donate your commute.
Get yourself and others moving, and have some fun along the way by hosting or taking part in an activity
Self-Care can be defined as “caring for your body, mind, and spirit” taking actions to tend to your overall well-being. Self-Care is anything “that affirms and strengthens your physical, psychological, relational, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Looking after yourself is about maintaining a healthy relationship with your body and mind.
Our number one priority at the moment should be looking after ourselves ant those around us, meditation is the ultimate way of getting into that FeelGood zone. There are so many ways of taking part in meditation.
We have all used the term comfort food or cheat meals at some point but why not get into FeelGood food, this is anything that make your body FeelGood, something guilt free, really tasty and that fuels your body.
The ultimate way to make both you and someone else, FeelGood! If you are unfamiliar with the phrase, to “Pay It Forward” means to do something nice for someone else, without receiving anything in return – other than a warm fuzzy feeling for doing it in the first place. It can be as big or as small as you would like it to be, there are no rules. It’s just about brightening up somebody else’s day and by doing so, you’ll feel all the better for it too.
Sometimes going back to basics is a great idea. There is something quite nostalgic about receiving something in the post that isn’t a bill or junk mail or the latest thing you’ve ordered on Amazon. In a time where digital and virtual are the main words used for connecting with those we love, it’s nice to know there is another, more traditional way of showing you are thinking of someone.
As hairdressers and barbers begin to reopen their doors, getting an appointment may prove difficult for a while yet. So now more than ever, people are relying on their own skills or those of the people they live with. If your hair is out of control and you need help, look no further! We have tips and tutorials on how to cut/dye hair for beginners and if you’re happy with the end results, why not donate the cost of what you have saved on your new hairdo?
Why not get involved in something that helps you and those around you FeelGood
FeelGood with Pieta 2020
Pieta are asking you to get involved in FeelGood with Pieta this year to help you connect, be active and feel good. Our nationwide initiative encourages individuals, companies, clubs, community groups and anyone who can to host a FeelGood event. Simply register online to receive everything you’ll need to get started.
FeelGood with Pieta is the perfect way to connect with family, friends, neighbours or colleagues by hosting an event such as a coffee morning either in person or digitally over a video call.
Getting active is vital for both our physical and mental health and through hosting a FeelGood with Pieta event those small steps could help you and those around you #feelgoodwithpieta
We all need to set some time aside to do the things that make us feelgood, it could be meditation, pampering yourself or a friend or simply having some great feel good food.
Or if you have a great idea for a feelgood event why not create your own and invite friends to take part.
While taking some small steps towards making yourself and those around you FeelGood you could also raise the funds that Pieta needs to keep our doors open and our services free, for everyone.