Routines, Video Calls and Entertainment
Now is a good time to look after your mental wellbeing. Having to stay indoors all day, it can be easier than ever to fall into a slump, but if we have strategies to adapt to our situation, we can stay thriving, while also knowing that it’s ok if we feel rubbish sometimes.
It’s easy to let the days run into each other, and to lose our concept of time. These are weird times, so while it’s totally ok to have loads of duvet days, having a consistent routine to help us feel in control is just as important.
When working from home, make sure you set boundaries between your working time and your downtime. It’s perfectly acceptable to work sitting up in bed, but setting up a designated workspace if you can, maybe on your dining table, and getting washed and dressed for the day, and setting lunchbreaks for yourself, and having a cut-off point where you sign out for the evening can create a sense of normality. This will look different for everyone, depending on your life situation, and probably will vary depending how each day pans out, but having an overall framework for your working day really helps.
So many of us are finding it tough not able to meet our friends and loved ones face to face. If you live alone, this could be pretty tough. But honestly, the internet is saving our lives with apps like Zoom, where you can talk to multiple people at the same time, as well as good old FaceTime.
A new kid on the block is Netflix Party. It’s like Zoom, but where you watch netflix with your friends. Because watching stuff is so much more fun if you can share the experience with others. The link here to find out more.
This is the season to binge watch that show you’ve always wanted to binge watch, but without guilt. This is the season to watch all the old shows you used to love, and reminisce on your teenage years, as well as finally seeing what all the fuss is about that show everyone’s been talking about for ages.
Also, books. Write a list of all the books you have been meaning to read for ages, try reading some books you may not have considered before, and re-read all your old favourites. Maybe you will get inspired to write your own…
The thing is, we are not sure when this will end. That is out of our control. What IS in control is how we live each day and each moment.