Let’s talk about…dust

Posted in: Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

As a New Year gets going, there is often talk about resolutions and goals as well as things to achieve and the important things to focus on.

This poem by Rose Milligan might get you pondering on your priorities and the resources underneath may support you in putting them in place.

Dust if you must

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

Perhaps your pondering has led you to think about your health and wellbeing, the following may support you.

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You will receive:

  • an introduction to the Wellbeing Wheel tool
  • some guidance and support with managing challenges and developing an action plan
  • an opportunity to evaluate the outcomes to develop case studies for others to benefit from

If you would like to take part, please express your interest through this form or email employeewellbeing@bath.ac.uk.

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Posted in: Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health


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