Here’s a slice of positivity to brighten your day…
In Manchester and the North West, communities are coming together like never before, to provide support, practical help and friendship to those around them - people are pooling resources, and those who are vulnerable, and unable to leave their homes are benefitting from Mutual Aid Groups that are springing up all over the city, in the form of whatsapp groups, and people putting contact information through letter boxes.
This article from Secret Manchester has loads of information on how these grassroots initiatives are bringing people together, and how you can get involved.
If you are getting ready to continue your university course, or if you are just starting out, things will look different than you would have expected.
All of us are just figuring this out as we go along, and finding out what works best for us.
This article from The Mix troubleshoots a lot of common problems university students are facing during this time, and offers some helpful tips and advice…
All the change lockdown has brought has probably made life pretty chaotic for so many of us. Our exercise, sleep, food, morning and evening routines have probably fallen out of sync, and need a bit of a reboot.
When we have established and healthy daily routines, we are able to life better, as we can think clearer, and move around more easily through what each day throws at us. It keeps us in control. Routines provide a secure framework to fit everything else around.
If you are reading this and thinking “yes, that’s me, I’ve let my routines slide”, it can seem like you have a lot of work to do to get back to normal - but re-setting shouldn’t be scary or demanding if we are patient with ourselves and give it time, doing things bit by bit.
Maybe this week, you might want to start by building better night routines to fix your sleeping patterns - or you might want to start exercising again - whatever suits you best.
This article from Shine offers some helpful pointers and ideas for building routines. Hope it helps!
Let us know in the comments what
ideas you will be trying out from the article…
Your environment is sooo important when it comes to productivity.
Working in a place that makes you feel relaxed, and helps you to think clearly it is easier to stay organised and on top of things.
This article from Fast Company gives you
ten tips on how to make your workspace pop!
Time has flown by! Has it really been five months since Lockdown started?
Lockdown has looked so different for all of us. It’s been like a really long holiday for some, and an uphill struggle for others. But either way, it’s been a huge overnight change to life as we know it. As lockdown is easing up, we are facing more changes as we re-assimilate back to our old routines. And these routines are going to be different to how it was before.
That’s why we need to have things in place to help maintain our mental and physical wellbeing as we navigate these things. Let’s remember that it’s not going to happen overnight, so we need to have a ton of patience for ourselves and for others.
Whatever the new routine looks like for you, remember that it’s ok to feel a bit anxious!
This article from Healthline has loads of tips and ideas to help you manage anxiety and to relax.
Have a go at some of these this week, and let us know in the comments what has been working for you!
Thriving in Lockdown - businesses that are harnessing the power of tech.
This article from the Telegraph introduces five new businesses that have found brand new ways of doing things…