FU Loves Leicester #2
So how was everyone’s weekend? Get up to much? Perhaps even weirder than the Monday morning meeting being held on webcam was how much the Fraser Urquhart team had actually done on their weekend under lock down. DIY, Baking, Gardening, Boxset Binging the Tiger King – there was plenty to share as we had our morning coffee and catch up before getting on to work things.
So well done everyone, that’s week one done. On to week two and our second newsletter. We hope you found the last one useful – we’ve had some great feedback and a lot of people have reached out to us since with new content. We’ve tried to offer the same mix; some business advice, some practical help, something different that you might find entertaining and some great ways to relax and help with our mental health. Jon’s terrible jokes are still here too.
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And please do remember, if you’re on a Zoom meeting, even if you think the camera is off, don’t go to the toilet, make sure you wear clothes, in fact, don’t do anything you don’t want your boss to see – or run the risk of becoming a meme! #KindnessNotVirus #FUfighters
TODAY’S OBLIGATORY BAD JOKE…
“Last night my wife and I watched two DVDs back to back.
Luckily I was the one facing the TV.”
GET ADVICE ON HOW TO SET UP YOUR REMOTE OFFICE – AND HELP CHARITY AT THE SAME TIME!
In a time where it is more important than ever for businesses to enable their teams to work safely and effectively from home, Better-IT has come up with a solution not only to do this, but to support a local charity at the same time. Any time a new business signs up to its Home Working service, a donation of 50% of the set-up charge will be donated to Charity Link, a charity which provides food, clothing and other essential items to people in need throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Read the full article at http://dluxe-magazine.co.uk/leicester-2/leicester-it-company-launches-initiative-to-support-local-charity-amidst-covid-19-crisis/
BRING THE PENS: THIRTY FREE DESIGNS TO COLOUR IN
For those who work or socialise around the city of Leicester, you can’t fail to have noticed the amazing graffiti art that has sprung up over the past two years, as part of Bring The Paint? The giant one outside FU’s office in the Cultural Quarter is particularly inspiring. Well, the team behind Bring The Paint have launched Bring The Pens – a chance for you to do some colouring-in at home with 30 free, super-cool designs created by BTP street artists. Don’t feel you need to have kids to enjoy this, as it’s great stress relief for all. Download the PDF by heading over to www.graffwerk.org
READ ALL ABOUT IT
Jam packed with a million things you will want to do once normality returns, don’t forget that we have the brand-new Spring editions of dluxe LEICESTERSHIRE and SIXTY9 magazine on the electronic news-shelves right now. Think of them as your #LifeStylist, so when we do emerge, like a butterfly from a chrysalis, we’re already one-step-ahead and winning.
SHAKE TRAUMA OUT OF YOUR BODY WITH TRE
Do you feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed? This one’s for you. For years, we’ve been encouraged to talk; to relive past trauma to help us move forward in life. Now we’re not knocking that approach – far from it – but there is another way and it doesn’t involve you re-hashing old and painful memories, which is like opening an old wound.
Instead, it’s something called TRE, which stands for Tension and Trauma Release and is effectively creating muscle tremors to ‘shake away the trauma’. Trapped energy from anxiety, stress and tension – and there’s a lot of it around right now - can cause illness and depression.
You might find it useful to check out Priti Coles TRE – Tension and Trauma Releaseon Facebook – she’s one of the few qualified TRE providers and healers in the county and comes highly recommended. Ordinarily done in a safe space, Priti offers TRE through 1-2-1 webcam or Zoom sessions.
SEE CURVE’S MEMOIRS OF AN ASIAN FOOTBALL CASUAL ONLINE NOW
Winner of the Best Stage Production at the Asian Media Awards and nominated for the Best Regional Production at the WhatsOnStage Awards, don’t miss your chance to watch the archive recording of Curve’s acclaimed 2018 Made at Curve drama Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, streaming now until Fri 3 Apr. Away from the racial tensions of 1980s British society and the pressure to stay true to his cultural roots at home, Rushey Mead teenager Riaz Khan, finds his place with Leicester City‘s infamous football hooligans, the Baby Squad.
Decked out in the latest designer gear and ready for a brawl with the rival firm on match day, Riaz and his friends create a multi-cultural gang advocating racial tolerance, where the only labels that matter are on clothes. But as the years go by and the casualties of football firms around the country mount up, Riaz soon discovers the true price of belonging to a subculture of violence.
Watch it now and for free at bit.ly/CurveMemoirsArchive
STRUGGLING TO KEEP MOTIVATED? FREE 20-MIN POWER-UP COACHING
Asha Ghosh is offering FREE 20-minute coaching session for anyone struggling with homeworking situations.; whether it is getting motivated and productive or grounded and calm, the FREE online sessions are designed to help improve focus and wellbeing in times of uncertainty. Use the sessions to prioritise you.
GOING STIR CRAZY? GET GARDENING!
You’re not alone if you haven’t yet realised that somehow, against the odds, we’ve made it through that drab, drizzling expanse of Netflix binges and shivering Sundays that we call the British winter. As the realisation that most of us are destined to be spending far more time at home dawns on us, our outdoor spaces are becoming utterly vital so it’s time to step outside and make that little patch of green your own writes gardening expert Peter Flood. Read more at http://dluxe-magazine.co.uk/lifestyle/your-essential-spring-guide-to-making-the-most-of-your-outdoor-space/
FAT LOSS EXERCISES WITH SAM ROBERTS OF LEGACY
Whoever thought that you’d miss the gym, but we are climbing the walls now that we’re on lockdown. Fear not, your daily exercise fix is right here courtesy of Sam Roberts of Legacy Training. Over the years, Sam has been our go-to for exercise hints, tips and motivation; he’s even been our personal trainer, so we can vouch that he’s not only a hard task master, but really, REALLY knows his stuff. Every day, Sam creates new video content that explores exercises to help with fat loss (afterall, who’s not hitting the wine and the chocolate right now?) – all designed to be done from your front room with minimal gym equipment etc. If you do only one thing today, do this.
Check out the daily workouts on Instagram @legacy_isolation_workouts
A LITTLE BIT OF INSPIRATION “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”– John Wooden
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