Since the government announced the UK wide lock down we have all had to adapt to a new way of life confined to our homes. Whilst this is for us to save lives and ensure we are not at risk it can also have a negative impact on us. Here are some tips on how to look after ourselves during
Look after your body
Looking after your body is just as important as looking after your mental wellbeing, regular exercise and eating well will help you to stay fit and healthy. Try a daily 10 minute home workout to keep your body active and your blood flowing. If possible do your workout in the garden to get some fresh air and vitamin D at the same time.
Stay connected with friends and family
Daily contact with your friends and family will help you to keep healthy relationships which will have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing. By either phoning elderly relatives or video calling with friends and family, it will help you to stay connected with those you love.
Wake up get up and get dressed.
It may be tempting to stay in bed all day or lounge around in your PJ’s but, getting up, having a shower and getting dressed will improve your mentality for the day. Setting yourself daily goals can help you to have a sense of achievement which in turn will boost your mood.
Take time to relax and have a break.
If you are working from home it can be easy to continue working for long hours, taking regular screen breaks and going outside for some fresh air will help to keep your mind sharp. If possible create a working area which is separate from the rest of the house which helps to divide work from home. Also take a break from social media and the news, it is a good idea to not focus on the global situation for too long, perhaps set a time where you check the news each day for a certain length of time.