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Colour of the Year 2022 Ambassador: Dr Alex George’s Top At-Home Wellbeing Tips

As Dr Alex George settles into his new role as Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 Ambassador, we’re bringing you his top wellbeing tips that we can all try at home.

For many of us, the start of a new year presents an opportunity to make positive changes to our daily lives. And Bright SkiesTM, our optimistic Colour of the Year 2022, captures this hopeful mood.

While exploring how Bright SkiesTM and our Colour of the Year 2022 palettes are truly good for the soul, Dr Alex is also sharing his insights into wellbeing to help you banish those January blues and start 2022 on a brighter note. 


 

During a special Let’s Colour Podcast episode, he chatted about the small things he does every day to lift his spirits – and prescribed simple ways you can look after your wellbeing.

“It’s the little and often that really does make a difference”

5 wellbeing tips, prescribed by Dr Alex:

1. Wake up and go outside

If going for a walk isn’t part of your morning routine, it should be according to our Colour of the Year Ambassador.

“With natural light we get the vitamin D we need” Dr Alex explains. “We also get that trigger from the outside world that it’s time to get up and start your day”.

2. Get moving

We all know that getting regular exercise is important for our physical health, but it’s also good for our mental health.

“When we move our bodies, blood flow increases to the brain” says Dr Alex. And it’s this that provides your brain with energy, as well as helping you to wake up and aiding your concentration throughout the day.

He adds that “movement also causes the release of endorphins, which puts you in a happy mood”. Sounds good, right?

3. Have tech-free time

If you’re working from home, it’s important to have a set routine. As well as regular breaks and realistic working hours, Dr Alex suggests bookending your day.

“Having tech free time is vital” he says. “Half an hour in the morning – an hour if you can – try to avoid waking up and scrolling through your phone”.

He discusses further that “in the morning, you’re a blank canvas. You can be easily affected by the world. Why start your day in that way?”.

And when it comes to the end of your day, Dr Alex emphasises “what you look at impacts your sleep and triggers deep parts of your brain, so you should really have a digital free hour.” 

4. Think about lighting

Here at Dulux, we know the right lighting can transform your space, but as Dr Alex George points out, lighting can also affect your wellbeing.

While higher levels of light during the day help to stimulate you and keep you active, when evening comes, he recommends switching to low light in your home. This will help you relax and rest when you need to most.

5. Take a soak

If you’re wondering how our Colour of the Year Ambassador unwinds after a long day, he takes a relaxing bath for some well-deserved self-care. And he’s encouraging you to do the same.

“The process of heating the body and then getting out and cooling, triggers our brains to want to sleep”.

And if that wasn’t enough to get in the tub, Dr Alex even has his own bath bomb company, Prescrib’d.

And there you have it, Dr Alex’s top 5 wellbeing tips! Has he inspired you to make small, yet positive changes?

To hear more from Dr Alex George, listen to the Let’s Colour Podcast. Or there’s more Bright SkiesTM inspiration in our Colour of the Year 2022 Ambassador Hub.

 

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