Lockdown - Adjusting to the New Normal
Coping with the changes after Lockdown.
We are all seeing a change in the world no mater how old we are, or what our part in society is, we all see the same thing.
We are approached every day by families who struggle to cope with the changes and risks in todays Covid-19 world.
Some have been made redundant, others are on furlough until the scheme runs out and then what will happen?
We have spent all this time supporting families to get by day to day, and we have put together a list of advice to help people ease back into the new normal with less anxiety.
1. Be kind to yourself. - You are doing the best you can, that is enough.
2. Validate your feelings. - Feel what you feel when you feel it. Suppressing emotions will only cause you more pain and anxiety down the line.
3. Talk about your thoughts and worries. - Talking to someone can relieve stress and anxiety, we have a great councillor who would be happy to talk to you.
4. Give yourself a routine. - Start preparing yourself to go back to normal, set bed times, wake up times, meal times, maybe even incorporate a walk or some exercise.
5. Write. - Keep a book next to your bed for nights when your mind just will not turn off, write the thoughts in the book, no essays just what your mind is thinking, then put it away, knowing you have your thoughts saved for tomorrow, you wont forget them.
New normal is going to be an adjustment for everyone, and remember just because we are allowed to do more it doesn't mean we have to rush to do it. Go at a pace that works for you.
If you want to talk to us, please fill out the this form and we will contact you as soon as we can.
We will be here when you need us.