We have all found ourselves in having to adapt to a different lifestyle due to the Coronavirus which includes social distancing, self-isolation, home schooling and working from home. This can be a confusing and stressful for families. With this in mind we have gathered some useful links and tips to help you maintain good mental health.
Setting a routine
One of the hardest things when we are at home is that days can seem to drag by. By setting a good routine it gives a structure to the day. Get up at the same time every day and set certain tasks at certain times. A good start is with a Fitness session at 9am. Build in breaks and rewards. Whilst it may seem an easy option to allow children to go on their devices, it means that they lose that structure and will get bored easily. Having a structure will also help you to have a sense of control over your life in these unprecedented times.
Staying fit and healthy is vital. Try one of these training sessions or go for a walk in the fresh air.
Try to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and drink lots of water. Why not try some different recipes - this pizza is one of my favourites:
or try some of these recipes on the BBC Good Food guide - How to get kids cooking
Looking after our emotional wellbeing during scary times can be tricky. Nobody can be prepared for how difficult it is going to be. Have a look at some of these websites to help you cope during this time:
At school we use mindfulness techniques to help. Why not try some of these as a family:
Hobbies and entertainment