Tips to get back into life during COVID-19

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You might have had to transition to online school or study without

much warning. You might have had less time to talk to friends, or had

to change the way you spend time together. You might have had your

work hours reduced or cut altogether, adding huge financial pressure

on rent or bills. Spending more time at home may have put additional

pressure on already strained family or household relationships, making

it challenging for you to find space to look after your wellbeing.

Common Responses

As a result of COVID-19 challenges you

might find yourself:

  • ࡟ struggling to find motivation

  • ࡟ finding it hard to keep a routine

  • ࡟ not keeping up with the day to day chores

  • ࡟ being less interested in things you usually enjoy

  • ࡟ sleeping a lot more or less

  • ࡟ increasing the use of alcohol and other drugs

  • ࡟ struggling to exercise

So what can you do?

Prepare yourself by thinking about how your life has changed and what you want your life to look like. You might find that some things are easier to return to than others. This will be different for everyone, and that’s OK. It can be tricky to know where to begin.

Here are a few ideas to help you get started: ࡟

  • think about the fun things you want to do once restrictions ease ࡟

  • write out a plan to help motivate yourself. Sometimes detail can help motivate you even if you don’t quite feel like it at the time ࡟

  • ask your family and friends to get involved ࡟

  • take it slow. Gradually try new things. You don’t need to do everything straight away ࡟

  • start with something that seems easier, before moving to difficult things ࡟

  • if you’re worried about catching the virus remember to practice hand hygiene and physical distancing ࡟

  • think about what you might need to do if things don’t go well, and write down a few ideas of what might help you get back on track ࡟

  • keep in mind that things may change and restrictions could start again The easing of restrictions might be an exciting, fun, and enjoyable time for some. For others, it might be scary, uncertain or overwhelming. It’s normal to feel anything and everything, so remember to be kind to yourself.

More information can be found in the attached file put together by the brilliant people over at Headspace.

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