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6 easy tips to help you manage your wellbeing during the current lockdown

COVID 19 has us all staying home. However, staying at home can be very difficult under these circumstances. Nevertheless it is vital for all of us to stay safe and stay home, but what about staying sane?

Here are six easy tips you can use to help you manage this self-isolation during lockdown.

1. Something New

Now is the perfect opportunity to learn something new. Perhaps a new language, or pick up an online course. You have the opportunity to explore new things and open your mind to new skills.

2.Scheduling While social media has incredible benefits, too much of it can have the opposite effect. Continually checking your notifications, scrolling and over engaging will become overbearing. Set scheduled times and use it to communicate rather than to pass the time.

3. Move It It would help if you exercised, as much as many of us do not feel like it, we must engage in this activity. Exercise will improve your mood and will help you to stay motivated.

4. Get Talking Pick up the phone and call a friend, family member or even a colleague. What a great time to reach out and check in with others and hopefully others will do the same for you.

5. Monitor your Moods Some days you will feel moody and fed up of being inside all day every day. Acknowledge this. Do not suppress but express healthily. Perhaps you can turn this irritating mood into a masterpiece. Now is the time to bring back your favourite hobbies.

6. Change your View It won't last forever; nothing does. Give yourself the talk. Remind yourself how fortunate you are to have a home in which you can stay inside. Many are homeless, hungry and suffering. While some have lost jobs, you have a job, and if you do not, you will get another. Remind yourself and be grateful for what you have, rather than focusing on what you do not have.

We are all in this together. If you are in need and do not have anyone to connect with during this time, perhaps you are worried and stress, please book a session with me via the book online tab or send a request by filling out the contact us form.

Stay safe & stay well.

 

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