It is natural for feelings of anxiety to increase during this challenging time – no-one likes uncertainty. Fitness and self-care is important at the best of times, so it becomes even more important when we are under higher than normal levels of stress.
Here’s some things that might help:
- Create a list of things that make you feel good and keep it handy. Sometimes it’s hard to think of ideas in the moment.
- Put together a ‘coping box’ that addresses all of your senses, it may include things like: a scented candle, some chocolate or herbal tea, some calming music, something soft and cuddly, photos of loved ones… Then it will be ready for whenever you need it.
- Share self-care/keep fit ideas with friends and family, or your Facebook groups and social networks; someone may have a great idea that you haven’t thought of.
- Keep a gratitude journal. There are always things to be grateful for, even if it is just the smell of bread baking (which is all the rage in quarantine I hear).
Do you have ideas and suggestions you’d like to share? Please add them in the comments below. You may just help someone find a new joy.