Being physically distant from other people has a significant impact on our emotional well-being. The recent "lockdown" has created a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety for many people of all ages.
Our normal daily routine is disrupted and the idea of being homebound for such a long time can be daunting and overwhelming. People living alone could feel very lonely during this time. Yet this could also be a time to connect emotionally with significant people in your life.
Below are a few simple ways to do so:
-If you are alone in your home during phone or chat via whatsapp with someone daily, Having a pet with you an also help to feel less alone.
-If you have children connect with them emotionally through playing, play board games, do arts and crafts, paint, create artworks with clay. Playing with children can also help parents to relax and destress.
-Make sure you do fun activities in your home and use humour.
-Do calming exercises with other people in your home daily such as stretching, listening to calming music, and breathing in a rhythm.
-Journalling or writing about your emotions is a great way to reflect on your own emotions and process.
-It could also help to have a daily routine in place otherwise the days could feel very long. A reset day during this time every now and then could also help you to cope. Please click on the link below to read about how to structure a reset day.