Staying at home and practicing social distancing during COVID - 19 can be quite daunting. However, there are ways you can look after yourself and make the most of your time while you are at home. We have listed 5 ways that you can improve your life even during these difficult times.
- Working from home
If you’ve never worked from home, or even if you have, you’ll find that your daily routine feels so much different to before. How can you set yourself up well?
- Set up a dedicated workstation with easy access to all the tools necessary to perform your daily tasks.
- Work to a schedule and take frequent breaks to stretch
- As you’re still actually ‘at work’ and may engage in video conferencing, remember to look professional and change out of your PJ’s at home.
- Rescue Time
- Stay Healthy, Stay Active
Due to the wonders Youtube, Chris Hemsworth and a multitude of fitness apps, there’s plenty of opportunity to keep yourself healthy and active whilst at home. From healthy eating, to healthy minds and bodies, there’s plenty to choose from.
Check out Apps such as Nike Training Club, Les Mills, Yoga with Adrienne provides great exercise programs and tips & tricks that will assist you to improve your health and wellbeing during these times.
- Stay connected
Practicing social distancing doesn’t mean you should distance yourself from everyone you know in your life. Technology has made virtual connection between people easier than ever before. You can maintain your social life by virtual gathering with your friends and family using a large variety of apps available free of costs.
Staying connected with your friend and family will ease any anxiety and uncertainty you may have.
- Learn something new
Never found time to learn that extra self-improvement skill or take that course?
The digital world means it has never been easier to learn something. Learn to play a musical instrument or learn a foreign language. Learn to cook, or take an academic course you’ve put off in the past.
If you keep up with the learning momentum, you will find yourself a better person after the pandemic is over.
- When things gets a little overwhelming
Things can get a little bit overwhelming when you are physically isolated from your friends and family, even if you practise self-care. However, it’s comforting to know there is a lot of help available if things get a bit much for you.
Counselling services like Lifeline (13 11 14), Kids Helpline and Beyond Blue can be accessed over the phone or online.
You can also contact your GP or mental health specialist for additional assistance via telephone or video call.
Remember, your mental health is just as important as your physical health so, it deserves the same amount of attention from you.