I was checking my phone after my shift at the hospital yesterday and saw over 50 messages in the mum's group for my children's class. Oh, dear! It occurred to me that there was an announcement by the Prime minister earlier in the night. I needed to know what the news was. Well, I found out that we were going into lockdown and the schools were going to be shut. This would be another period of homeschooling.
I know what it is like to work from home and have children at home being homeschooled. There is a tendency to be distracted and sometimes there is a possibility to be stressed. We are faced with uncertainty. We are spending long periods with our loved ones or housemates and it can be quite uncomfortable sometimes. However, it does not have to be that way.
There are some things that you can do to make this period and opportunity to build the relationship you have with yourself and others. Use this period to build the resilience you and your children have. It is time for them to...
Are you by yourself and feeling isolated?
Some have to stay away from others due to regional or national lockdown.
Some have to because of some condition that makes them vulnerable.
Whatever the case, there are a few things that you can do that will help you NOT to feel isolated while you stay away from others.
Take a few mins several times a day to take deep breaths. While sitting or standing upright, take a deep breath for a count of 4, hold for a count of 4 and breathe out for the count of 4.
Take a few moments to say thank you for yourself, your friends and family, things that you experience daily, and anything else you would like to express thanks for.
Remember that when you move your body, your mind gets to work, the blood would more efficiently take oxygen and nourishment to your vital organs.
This can be done by going for a walk, going into your garden for a few moments to...