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Support your wellbeing

As the world has been plunged into lockdown and social distancing rules, it is good to know there are still beautiful ways we can support our wellbeing.

During times of intense challenges such as we have been experiencing the last few months, is when we are likely to grow the most but it is also when we need support most. Here are my top tips you can use to support and nurture yourself during lockdown.

Ground yourself

Take some moments for yourself in the morning to centre and ground yourself. 

Make a list

Make a list of 3 things you want to do that day. They can be simple things as watering the plants – of you have any in your space – etc. As you tick things off you will feel more productive.

Meditate

This is tricky for those having children as it can be full on and no time to have quiet time. This means prioritising a few minutes in the morning or evening or even getting the kids involved if possible.

Take a break

Take a break from the things you can. As it’s always me cooking I have days when I get the slow cooker on and make a batch of soup or stew. Soup is great as I put it in the blender afterwards and it’s a great way to get kids to eat vegetables. It makes me feel I had a break as I don’t have to stand next to the cooker for that long.

Practice gratitude

Before you go to sleep think of 3 things you are grateful for that day. It can be as simple as the sun shinning. You can write them down if you feel like it.

Surrender

Surrender and take each day as it comes. Some days will be good and some not so much. The beauty of it is there’s a new day every day. Some days keeping yourself and your amily fed and watered and safe is all you can do and thats enough.

Give yourself a day off

Home schooling is tough. There will be good days and days when no matter what you do you can’t get kids to do any work. Allow for those days, take a deep breath and forget about school work. Do something fun like painting, colouring in, singing or play tag.

Move your body

If you are crazy about fitness do a workout. If you haven’t done workouts just put a song you love on and move your body. Get the kids to join the dancing. It’s not a race. It’s about moving and having fun.


I hope you find these tips useful for helping you get through these challenging times. If you feel you’d like a bit of extra support, you could consider booking in for a distant healing session.

Diana Dolton
 

Diana is a warm and nurturing soul who loves to support women to birth themselves as empowered beings who can hold their light in any situation, drawing on their experiences and inner wisdom, creating positive and long-lasting changes in their lives. She offers Angelic and Transference Healing® sessions as well as teaching practitioner courses and Wise Hippo Birthing classes for pregnant women and their partners.

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Claire Bushell
Claire Bushell - 19 June 2020

Lovely to read your warm, gentle advice as always, Diana. I do love focusing on just 3 key tasks in a day and find that being able to tick them off is very satisfying even if they are not that big. But when I do need to get something important done then it helps focus my mind. Ending the day with thinking about 3 things to feel grateful about is a lovely way to settle my mind before sleep and a little ritual I’ve often shared with my children.

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    Diana Dolton
    Diana Dolton - 26 June 2020

    Thank you very much Claire. Yes I have done the gratitude practice for many years now and it’s lovely going to bed with positive thoughts. The list of 3 tasks has been something I was reminded of during lockdown. No matter how small the task when we tick it off we feel good and that gives us a boost to get onto the next one. 🙂

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