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Future You: Finding calm in the chaos of life

At PARC we’re asking our community to set an intention for how you want to be and feel in the next 3 to 6 months – your Future You! We want members to think about your Future You and choose words that will help motivate you for success – words you can keep in your mind as inspiration as you work towards your Future You goals.  

For you, your Future You might be to be a calmer version of yourself. It maybe that finding more calm is what is driving you in 2023 and we’re here to inspire you to reach that goal. We’ve put together some advice on what you can do to bring calm to the chaos of your life. 

Everyone can be guilty of not prioritising themselves, rushing around juggling, work, family and home life – so many of us answer the question ‘how are you?’ with ‘busy!’  

In order to bring more balance into your life, we invite you to think about the four Ms, mindfulness, meditation, movement and myself to help you secure a new level of calm.   


Mindfulness
 

To be mindful is to take time to be present with your mind and aim to give yourself space to clear your thoughts. There is so much research to back up the benefits of being more mindful and calming your mind, including reduction of stress, improving sleep and enhancing your mood.  

The bonus of mindfulness is that you can practice daily and keep working on it until you reap the benefits and feel more calm. The key steps to mindfulness include; 

  • Breathing: Take five minutes to close your eyes and just breath, focus on your breaths and aim to pull away from the intensive list of things your brain is trying to think about. 
  • Concentration: Once you’ve perfected the breathing you can start to really concentrate on the breath and its movement within your body. 
  • Awareness: The next step is becoming aware of your whole body as you breath and noticing what happens on the in and out breaths with a focus on this and nothing else. 
  • Release tension: Once you’ve practiced all the above, you should be able to get to each state quicker every time and then you can start releasing any tension you feel around your body.  

This type of practice only has to be a couple of minutes each day and a habit can form quickly if you commit yourself to it.  


Meditation
 

Taking mindfulness one step further is the practice of meditation, where you take it to the next level with a prolonged focus on calming the mind. It used to be quite a spiritual activity that wasn’t well known in mainstream culture, but now is becoming extremely popular given the well-known benefits of the practice. 

At PARC we’ve been offering meditation classes to our members for years and they are extremely popular on our digital platform PARC Your Way.  

Click here to find out more about our meditation class and see our timetable for when you can stop by to get support with your meditation practice.  


Movement
 

Your body’s health is intrinsically linked to your mind’s health, and if you can spend time nurturing your muscles this will also help nurture your mind. We know that endorphins help boost your mood and they can also help relieve stress and tension, which can bring a sense of calm. 

If you are particularly overwhelmed sometimes the best thing you can do is smash it all out in a good gym session, boxing class or HIIT class. Getting your blood pumping around your body helps you to find balance and releases all the pent-up tension and stress.  

Even more incidental movement will help you to feel calmer, such as going for walks in the sunshine, playing sports with your kids in the garden, or a good stretch at the end of the day. These activities will all help in calming your mind and elevating your mood.    


Myself
 

The most important ‘M’ in our list for calm is about prioritising YOU so you can achieve your Future You. We can’t expect to achieve true calm in our lives when we are so focused on everyone else’s needs instead of our own. By allowing yourself space to do the things that fill your cup and increase healthy habits then you can truly feel the balance of calmness.   

So put this into practice and think more about the Future You! If you want some more accountability at PARC we’re supporting our members by asking them to write a letter to your Future self that we will then post to you in the future!

 

Write a letter to Future You

Write a letter to your future self, and PARC will post it to you in the future – to see how you are tracking against your health goals.By writing this letter and visualising your Future You throughout the year, it will keep you motivated and accountable! Plus, when the letter arrives in the mail, you can see how you tracked against your health goals.

Click here to write your letter via our website!

 

Let’s kick-start 2023 with a focus on your health and wellbeing. We’re here to help! Enquire now to join PARC. 

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❓ Do you know a 13 – 17 year old who isn’t confident around water?
❓ Has your teenager missed out on regular swimming lessons growing up? 
❓ Do you want your teen to gain water safety skills so you can all enjoy going to the beach and pool parties? 

This January, PARC is offering a fully subsidised 5-day Youth summer swim program. 
This program is for teenagers aged 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety lessons and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 

This is a really important age group for water safety awareness, with beach sessions and pool parties coming up over summer. 

WHERE: PARC 
WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 
TIME: 45minute sessions, between 10.30am-1.30pm 
WHO: Youth aged 13 - 17 years old
COST: Fully subsidised 
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18 Dec - 23 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 24 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 25 Dec: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec: 7am-7pm
27-30 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 31 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 1 Jan: 7am-7pm
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For a more in depth breakdown on the services available please see our website! 

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🚨 REMINDER: PARC closing early on Saturday 9th December 🚨

PARC will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 9th December as our staff enjoy their end of year Christmas function. 

Please allow for extra time in planning your workout or swim as the centre will close an hour earlier. 

We will open at 7am as per normal operating hours on Sunday 10th December.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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You can download a copy of the form on our website. Link in bio. 

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