Maintaining a daily routine is very important to feel a sense of normality. You can follow a daily schedule while adding some extra activities to make you feel calm:
- Outdoors - Being in nature, whether it is your garden or a park, plays a very important role in keeping mentally and physically well. It is safer to stay at home however if you do go out and exercise then you are reminded to urgently follow the latest medical advice on social distancing:
- keeping 2 metres distance from one another to avoid further spread of the virus
- No more than two people should congregate
- Only those with Covid-19 symptoms or those who should be self-isolating should not visit parks
- Exercise - Richmond CVS suggests following Jo Wicks the Body Coach, which will be running a daily Monday – Friday PE Lesson at 9am on his Youtube channel, aimed at families, and suitable for everyone trying to stay fit and active at this time. If this is not for you, there are many other online resources for exercising at home. For example, you can follow your or other gyms on Instagram, as they usually post useful ideas for keeping fit.
- Read about the 5 ways to wellbeing!
- Find more tips on Every Mind Matters and download their app.
- Just enjoy yourself! Do what you like, be creative, learn new things, read a book, watch tv, talk to friends…. follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get some ideas.
If the news about Coronavirus are making you feel stressed, concerned or anxious, you can do some things to feel better:
- Talk to someone you trust about how you feel
- Limit the amount of times you watch the news and stick to regular intervals during the day. Do take a break or mute your social media if it becomes too much.
- Do things that make you feel calm- see what The Childline or Young Minds suggest making a self soothe box or coping techniques.
- Find help by visiting our Youth Out Loud! and Off the Record’s pages.