Anxiety during Coronavirus
Self-care is key during times of unrest. Here are some activities that can bring moments of calm into your day and help you to feel grounded during the current pandemic.
Don’t spend too much time on the news
Choose one reliable source of news and try to avoid scrolling through numerous outlets. Many of us will want to keep up to date on how the situation is unfolding but do be mindful of what information is useful to you.
Connect with loved ones
Through calls, text, FaceTime, WhatsApp, voice notes – whatever works for you. Some of our staff are using WhatsApp groups and focusing on uplifting content such as favourite films, books and sending each other fun challenges.
If you’re working from home or self-isolating, think about ways that you can start your day in a way that helps you to feel calm and ready for the day. This could be a 10 minute meditation, a shower, a phone call with a loved one, breath work techniques, EFT (emotional freedom technique) also known as tapping or even puppy videos on YouTube.
Create a routine
A routine can be really important for maintaining emotional and mental wellbeing. Think about a routine that works for you and your family and be sure to break the day up with self-care practices, meals away from screens and making sure you’re keeping in touch with anyone who may be vulnerable or lonely at this time.
Mindfulness and wellbeing practices
Why not try meditation or other mindful practices to promote your wellbeing. Go to these pages for apps and the best places to learn.