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Trust Issues: the Retail Trust’s campaign to get 2024 off to a flying start

By Chris Brook-Carter, chief executive of the Retail Trust The start of a new year can be a struggle for anyone. The return to the daily… View Article

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Trust Issues: the Retail Trust’s campaign to get 2024 off to a flying start

By Chris Brook-Carter, chief executive of the Retail Trust

The start of a new year can be a struggle for anyone. The return to the daily grind after Christmas and renewed financial pressures can lead to a collective slump. And we know that many people within retail will be exhausted after working through the busy festive period.

This is why the Retail Trust launched our ‘Ten days to feel better‘ campaign in January to help retail colleagues get 2024 off to a flying start.

Renowned therapist Eloise Skinner, one of the experts we worked with on this campaign, told us: “One of the reasons this time of year can be challenging is that we set high expectations for ourselves. Unfortunately, this is often accompanied by the challenging realities of a new year – the end of Christmas festivities, a return to work, and financial demands and responsibilities. All this can add up to a general sense of disappointment around this time of the year.”

Thankfully, we don’t need a complete overhaul to improve the way we feel about our lives. Small, manageable changes can significantly impact wellbeing and we gathered accessible and practical advice from other leading doctors, psychologists, and nutritionists to help people kickstart the year on a positive note.

We looked at a variety of different aspects of self-improvement – from boosting mood and health to improving sleep patterns and financial wellbeing – to create new website articles focusing on 10 different topics.

They include advice on everything from celebrating the small wins to build gratitude and making ‘micro-connections’ with others to boost your mood and theirs’, to the daily tweaks we can make to save money.

But we also understand that the day-to-day realities of life sometimes make it tricky to step back and see the bigger picture and really understand what is blocking our happiness at home and at work.

And that’s why we’ve built this free to use happiness assessment to deep dive into how you’re really feeling. It will give you a score across all areas of your work life to identify where and how your happiness could do with a boost. After all, there are loads of factors that can impact happiness levels in the workplace, from job satisfaction to how well you get on with your colleagues.

It takes just minutes to fill in and, once completed, you’ll receive a personalised happiness score and a unique and confidential wellbeing programme packed full of personalised advice, tips and insight.

So, visit our website to take our happiness assessment today and discover what else you could be doing to build joy, purpose, and balance in your private and professional life. We hope it helps you start build a more hopeful, happier and healthier approach to your life and work.

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