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Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.

American Poet & Essayist Gary Snyder

Wellness Tip:

Kick Off Your Shoes

Did you know that walking barefoot engages your foot muscles more effectively, improving foot mechanics and posture? 
Plus, there’s the whole thing about grounding – feeling the earth beneath your feet is a science-backed way to reduce stress and boost your mood. It’s a simple way to reconnect with nature and give your feet a breather.

​So, why not take a step back to basics? Read more 
here, follow a few precautions, then kick off those shoes and feel the earth beneath your feet.

Productivity Tip:

Use Nature-Based Task Management

We tend to assume that a productive day is one where we’re tied to our desks. But science backs the idea that different environments – especially natural ones – can spark creativity and enhance cognitive function.

One thing you can try is assigning different outdoor settings for different tasks. E.g., the park for brainstorming, strategic thinking near a lake, or reading reports under a tree. 

This change in surroundings stimulates fresh perspectives and new ways of thinking. Why not give it a try?

Routine Breakdown

Steve Grant, Entrepreneur

Steve Grant

Founder of the award-winning Figment Agency, Steve Grant, uses his mornings to care for both mind and body. He:

  • Meditates: “Meditating in the morning really helps calm my nervous system, which helps me think more clearly.” 
  • Goes outside for some daylight. “Especially in winter, this helps balance the circadian rhythm – the body’s natural internal clock.”
  • Exercises – such as cycling, running, or HITT. “Exercising early on helps both mood and cognitive function, allowing me to excel during the working day.”
  • Drinks Japanese matcha tea. “It has a waking and calming effect and gives long-lasting energy without the typical post-lunch crashes you get with coffee.”


Why it works:

  • Meditation is shown to help balance the nervous system, reducing stress and improving health.
  • Morning sunlight boosts serotonin and regulates your body clock.
  • Steve is right – exercise really is all that. 
  • Matcha is antioxidant-rich and research suggests it boosts brain function.


What’s your go-to morning drink?

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