The AIA Vitality Executive Wellness Programme aims to help people take time out of their busy lives, and to reconnect with their health and wellbeing – and that was exactly what Tony needed.
“I didn’t really know what to expect,” Tony admits. “But I knew that if nothing changed, my situation wouldn’t get better on its own. In my case, it wasn’t a lack of motivation. I wanted to learn how to take that first step towards positive change and gain momentum after it.”
After joining the programme, Tony first participated in a ‘clock’ activity with other participants. The AIA Vitality Coaching team invited the members to rate their own wellness on a clock face, where ‘1’ was the lowest score, and ‘12’ the highest.
Tony found himself alone on ‘2’.
“It was the truth, and I felt a bit lonely all there by myself,” Tony laughs. “I was under immense stress at the time. I’d lost some good friends, and I didn’t have a solid support network.”
Thankfully, Tony found solace in the programme. Over the next few days, the AIA Vitality Coaching team provided invaluable support, tools and metrics to take back control over his life. One message in particular stuck with Tony ever since.
“The Coaching team reminded me to ‘put my own oxygen mask on before helping others,” Tony explains. “It was incredibly liberating and relevant to my situation. The tools the team gave me helped me to think and act differently even after the programme ended, and it definitely set me off on the right foot.”