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Ways of coping during self-isolation

A collection of coping mechanisms shared by some of our clients.

  • Try to get out at least once a day for a walk, to get a change of scenery and fresh air
  • Even in a small space, try to create “zones” where you can separate work/study, leisure/relaxation
  • Try to use spare time for doing some of those things you always said you would do if you had the time, find time for creativity, writing, painting, cookery, music, meditation etc
  • Take care of your physical and mental health equally seriously
  • Keep up connection and contact with others, on your own terms
  • Limit how much news and information you take in, chose some trusted sources and check them occasionally rather than binge-watching
  • Keeping a routine, bookending sleep with a morning and nighttime routine, getting up and
    going to bed at the same time each day
  • Breathing exercises
  • Yoga
  • Listen to the radio before sleeping
  • Drinking enough water
  • Prayer / meditation
  • Doing the things I always meant to do
  • Using this as a time to ‘re-set’
  • Create a vision board
  • Create a gratitude list
  • Create a good desk space / tidy
  • Writing / dancing / doing something creative
  • Being kind to myself
  • Cooking from scratch / eating healthily
  • Taking a break from deadlines / enjoying a glass of beer on the balcony
  • Limit the amount I look at the news
  • Take an invigorating cold shower!
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