Hippo day: Boxset binge and dog walks


Nikki Cinderey

Facilitator & Coach

3 min read


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When I heard we were having a mental health day off this week, excitement kicked in and my mind went into overdrive…”I can do a day of home-schooling!”, I could do a long run!”, “I could paint!”, “I could read a coaching book!”…this list went on. This itself, a clear sign I needed to recharge and de-stress. 


My Diary

Switched of social media and my laptop

First thing I did on my day off was turn off my laptop as well as my social media.  I know in the past when I've taken a break from it I have had a clearer mind.



I walked my dog Toby twice!  Once with a friend to get a blether and some adult company.

Indoor camping

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Camped out in my daughter’s bedroom (avoiding home-school downstairs), snuggled my dog and watched 5 episodes of “This is Us”.  Job done!


This was exactly what I needed! I finished the day of with fajitas with the family – a favourite in our house and slept like a baby.

Definitely feeling the benefit of a day to myself, switching off and chilling out.

Mental health

Call it what you will, resilience, well-being, mental health, it’s important to individual and organisational performance.  The more tools and options we have at our disposal the better.

Our mental health day worked for me.

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