We've curated a selection of activities to calm, restore and focus the mind from the moment you wake through to bedtime. And they're not just for Mental Health Awareness Week!
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Start the day right with a healthy breakfast. Edinburgh's oldest independent health foods shop has healthy staples, vegan foods, immune boosting supplements and remedies to top you up.
Personal trainer Tracy Griffin offered this magic way of keeping your home workouts fresh using just a pack of playing cards. Take a break mid-morning to stretch, and when you're done, why not share your post workout 'glow' with us on Instagram?
Get the workout.
Keep unwanted feelings in check with a free phone or video consultation to discuss psychological therapy for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, panic, phobias, depression and low mood, relational difficulties, work difficulties, disordered eating.
An afternoon cup of tea is both soothing and hydrating, but local leaf tea experts Eteaket offer even more. Their 'Tea in Mind' course aims to empower you to create a calming space for your mind.
Now we're spending (nearly) all of our time at home, it's time to make sure you're benefiting from the physical and psychological benefits of the simple house plant. Treat yourself to some retail therapy and grab a plant or two from Grow Urban, who are delivering inside the bypass.
Instead of turning to Netflix in a quieter moment, try a more physical activity to engage your mind. Take a 20 minute 'drawing for wellbeing' workshop to keep your mind healthy and connect with others. No prior drawing experience required.
Set yourself up for a good night's sleep with free meditation and relaxation tracks to help sleep, release anxiety and increase positivity. Tomorrow is a new day!
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Want to indulge in a festive feast or take all the hard work out of Christmas dinner, while supporting our local hospitality scene in their time of need? Look no further as we've rounded up the best 'at home' festive meals from Edinburgh's restaurants and caterers.
With bars and pubs across Edinburgh closed from 9th to 26th October (hopefully), we'll have to do our drinking at home. But we can still support our locals! We've pulled together a list of those now offering takeaway pints, cocktails and more.