February Picks From Adapt

On the lookout for some inspiring activities to keep you entertained this month? We’ve got you covered with our February picks…

Go Out

Our tips on how to make the most of the February sunshine:

Take in the winter air.

Head out to explore the nearby Denham Country Park, just north of Uxbridge. Take a riverside stroll along the River Colne and River Misbourne which wind their way through this beautiful piece of the Buckinghamshire countryside or head further afield to explore the banks of the Grand Union Canal. Discover easy walking routes from the picturesque Denham Village and out through the wider Colne Valley. For families there is an adventure playground and paddling beach, as well as a café to warm up in after your walk.

Find out more here. Subject to winter opening times.


It’s Six Nations season.

From 4 February, sports fans can tune in to watch the Six Nations rugby tournament. Or why not score tickets to a fixture at Twickenham Stadium – the official home of English rugby?

Find out more here.


Dance the weekend away.

Camden Rocks is back, offering a chance to discover some of the best new music at various venues in the city until 29 April.

Find out more here.


Stay In

Upgrade your TBR with these recommended reads:

Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business by Jenny Blake

It’s easy to get caught up in hustle culture, but is it really healthy? For many, hustling sees the erosion of healthy work/life boundaries meaning the scale becomes unbalanced over time. Burnout, fatigue and lack of motivation are common symptoms of overworking but in this book, Blake explores how overworking might just be holding us back, challenging readers to find an equilibrium that balances both professional and personal lives to amplify productivity and satisfaction.


How to F*ck Up Your Start-up by Kim Hvidkjaer

This straight-talking, no-nonsense, say-it-like-it-is guide to navigating the tricky world of start-ups. In this book Hvidkjaer speaks from experience, outlining the mistakes many people make when embarking on their start-up journey, and empowers readers with tools to use your setbacks to your advantage.


How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

An oldie but a goodie, this book from Dale Carnegie is a must-read for any professional. Carnegie’s pivotal book lays out the principles of winning people over, building rapport and creating and maintaining strong relationships to ultimately bring people round to your way of thinking. It’s sold over 15 million copies to date – so there must be some corkers in there for new and seasoned professionals alike.


Listen Up

Level up your listening with these cracking podcasts:

Wellness With Ella by Ella Mills

Committed to your New Year health kick now? Want to renew your commitment to personal growth? Ella Mills’ (Deliciously Ella) offers a brand new podcast which gives listeners the tools to take control of their life and health. Wellbeing tools are explored through candid conversations with guests exploring their personal journeys and healthy habit tips to keep you moving forwards.

Listen on Apple Podcasts here.


The High Performance Podcast by Jake Humphrey & Professor Damian Hughes

One for sports fans and psychology buffs alike. BT Sports presenter Jake Humphrey teams up with organisational psychologist Professor Damian Hughes in conversation with leaders take a deep dive into how they manage the pressure of life at the top of their game, exploring their unique methods for success in the process and discussing the “non-negotiable behaviours” they adopt to achieve and maintain their success. Guests so far have included Alfie Bow, Tyson Fury, Sam Tomkins, and Eddie Howe.

Listen here.


Doomsday Watch

Comprehensive, enlightening and somewhat sobering, diplomatic expert Arthur Snell provides an intrinsic examination of the threats at play on the political stage in the world today in conversation with expert guests. This podcast offers listeners an insight into the inner working of world powers – it is geopolitical analysis at its finest. Feel a step ahead of your friends when it comes to discussing world politics as ‘Doomsday Watch’ is the self-proclaimed “guide to the dangers that mass media isn’t covering” brought to you from Podmasters, the team behind ‘Oh God, What Now?’ and ‘The Bunker’.

Listen on Apple Podcasts here.