We are in the early days of self-isolation due to the coronavirus. For many, it brings with it the heavyweight of uncertainty around jobs and finances, tremendous pressure on families trying to homeschool their children and juggle working from home, fear and anxiety around becoming ill and the welfare of loved ones and difficulties in getting the usual supplies of food and essentials to our homes.
When life around us feels out of control it can cause us to feel anxious, stressed, fearful and overwhelmed. Taking charge of the things we CAN control in our lives is an essential part of self-care. In turn, taking care of ourselves can give us the energy and ability to look after those around us.
Mind @mindcharity recommend nourishing your social life. With self-isolation keeping in touch with family, friends and neighbours, for both yourselves and your children, is important to help you feel connected to others. It can help you feel valued and confident about yourself and can give you a different perspective on things.
Relaxation, mindfulness and getting into nature are all considered therapeutic techniques to help us de-stress and relax. Reading, listening to music, going for a walk, sitting in the sun, gardening or caring for indoor plants don't need to take a lot of time but it is precious time that, if you can schedule into your day, you will feel the benefits.
Keeping physically active is proven to be an effective way of improving our mental health. Regular exercise doesn't have to be strenuous. Something is always better than nothing and starting with or finding something you enjoy means it's more likely you'll stick with it. #exerciseformentalhealth #moveyourbody
As well as moving our classes and personal training online #virtualfitness #onlinetraining #onlinepersonaltraining we are tackling our own #selfcare by going for an early morning run before the day with the children starts. The children and I have been enjoying our local woods, fields, trees, hills and our garden.
We are very lucky that in this age of technology we have a myriad of ways to get active, learn or take part in an activity online.
Find something that inspires you, give yourself some time and take care.
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