The sun is shining (well it was as I write this) and we’ve been having a few glimmers of spring being on the way. But it’s not what people are preoccupied with.
The world is in the middle of the Covid19 pandemic. Coronavirus is the top of most peoples minds and if it’s not, then when we turn on the News, open social media etc and we’re being bombarded with information about it. I don’t want to add to the fear or negative energy surrounding it. This is not the focus of this blog.
With so many going into isolation, I wanted to think about how to survive our time in isolation.
Survive the isolation.
Whether you are self-isolating because of the virus or the isolation is happening to you because of things being cancelled, mtgs, groups, training, isolation can be tough at the best of times.
If you’re well enough and want some ideas to make the time pass.
Read a book – Did you know you can get free ebooks, even if you don’t have a kindle you can download the app from Amazon that turns other tabled, ipads and even laptops into kindle readers. Then go to http://uk.dailyfreebooks.com/free_ebooks/c/ there are hundreds of free ebooks updated daily fact or fiction.
Sign up for a course and learn new skills. There are lots of great courses some for fun some could enhance your business on https://www.centreofexcellence.com/ and until the end of march use the code LEARNATHOME and all courses are just £29- warning though once you start on the courses it’s hard to stop – you get immediate access and can submit assessments at your own speed. Or alternatively, check out their audiobook section – for the same course but without the assessment via an audio file.
Use Youtube or the Internet to teach yourself new skills or find fitness classes you can do at home, (if this is something you’re missing).
Meditate/visualise yourself and others fit and well, send healing energies to others.
Do something creative – paint a picture, bake a cake
Do those jobs around the house you never have time for.
Make time for you, if you’re locked up with the family 24/7 don’t forget to look after yourself too. If your reserves get depleted, how will you look after the others?
If you’re not in isolation yet start making plans just in case.
If you’re already unwell
Do what you can from the list above, but get plenty of rest and sleep, it’s your bodies time for healing.
Don’t put others at risk, the number of workers in all professions is going to drop, over the coming weeks, please don’t risk other people getting ill by your choosing to ignore the rules of isolation.
Use visualisations and affirmations to focus your intent on getting well.
If your symptoms get worse please seek help! Don’t be a hero contact NHS111 and follow their advice.
But most importantly whatever reason you’re in isolation you need to stay positive.
Avoid the news – ok you may want to get the latest info but don’t spend all day fixated to it.
Find music to listen or watch things that uplift your spirits.
Eat healthy foods.
Message people via email, zoom, skype or Facebook
Ask for help from the outside world – whether it’s shopping, changing library books, medicines there are lots of people setting up groups across the country and I imagine the world, where people want to help those who are in isolation.
Stay safe people and until next time