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.
Take some moments for yourself in the morning to centre and ground yourself.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡
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.
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.
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 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.