Mar 22, 2020

Looking after your mental health during social distancing




Hello, I hope you're all doing well. We have had an intense week and had to unfortunately postpone our wedding, which was meant to be on the 31st of March, due to the current corona virus situation. Initially we were devastated, we were SO close to it, I literally just picked up my wedding dress and we have spent every spare penny we had on it, some of which we could possibly lose now.... but this is something that's affected so many of us, there's no point in feeling sorry for ourselves, so I'm focusing on eating healthy, boosting our immune system and trying to turn all of this into a positive and of course, staying home and practising social distancing.
At first I couldn’t see past the upset of our wedding being postponed or the fear of me or someone I love getting sick. But the longer this goes on, its the fear of the unknown and the worry of being trapped indoors, homeschooling, getting cabin fever and the wellbeing of everyone.
I have done a lot of spiritual growth over the last 4 years and I don’t feel anxious, but that could change SO quickly if I don’t be very mindful about my actions during this time.
I have a ‘well-being toolbox’ (for lack of a less creepy phrase ) and there are some things that I find ALWAYS help me to stay calm and not fall into a hole of anxiety or depression.

- Get some sunlight. We can still go outside in our gardens, open windows and even go for walks in nature (a safe distance from other humans) I am going to spend lots of time making my garden look pretty in the next few weeks. Vitamin D is vital for our immune system and we can only really get it from the sun. Let's hope Spring hurries up.
- Get up, get showered and get dressed, don’t stay in pyjamas and wallow in bed for too long, it feels good but it’s not good for our mental health long term.
- Drink lots of water and try and eat green veggies, let's hope we'll all still have access to fresh veg, we need to boost our immune system big time
- Get plenty of sleep. This will help your immune system and stop you from looking like actual zombies.
- Exercise. I hate exercise, but it’s essential for me to stay sane. I’m going to be doing yoga classes with the kids every day or they may drag me into learning dance routines. If I get them involved I can feel good they have got some exercise too.
- Get stuck into all those jobs you've been putting off. I'm getting stuck into the garden and the cupboard under the stairs.
- Start a journal, it'll help you organize your thoughts and worries. I am also going to encourage the kids to do one every day whilst they're off school. I'll be posting some art journaling tips and videos on my instagram stories over the next few weeks too.
- Be creative. Read, do relaxing and ENJOYABLE tasks during this opportunity we have to pause and recharge collectively.
- When you feel angry or inconvenienced, remember that our planet is healing as a direct result of this and we are doing this to try and protect everyone we love AND the more we stay in now, the quicker this isolation period will be over.

I have decided to put a sale on my self love journals because now is the greatest time to start these practices and may be needed more than ever. Each day has a journal prompt, a self love practice or a question to get you looking after yourself and get clear of your intentions. It is designed to give you a healthy routine, which I feel will help so much right now,  transform your subconscious mind and feel so much better. I truly hope it will help you during this time of unknown, isolation and the fear we are picking up from the media.

The journal has been reduced and there is free shipping, this is only available at this price for the next two weeks.

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