Keeping well at home during physical isolation

For many of us the disruption to our regular routine whether it involving working from home, juggling small children with their school work or even just having to “physically distance” for ones own health or that of a loved one can be emotionally draining not to mention physically exhausting. The following are our number one tips to help us through these difficult times.

  • Establish a routine. This may necessitate you getting up earlier so you can have some quiet time before your littlies disrupt your work time. Or you may just enjoy having some quiet time to yourself before the daily routine begins. Include regular rest breaks to stretch out or get that circulation moving again. Ask your Coastal Physio to make you a home exercise programme for you via Physitrack to keep you moving and stop those joints getting stiff.
  • Plan ahead for your meals and shopping. Adding a bulk cook up and freeze on one day of the week to save time on those busier days.
  • If you have to work from home then try and establish a work zone if you do not already have a designated office space. Ensure you include a good chair to sit in with a suitable bench if you need to work from a laptop.
  • Schedule time for physical activity and fun to destress from the mayhem. This may be as simple as putting on your favourite dance music and strutting your moves around the living room or getting out in the sunshine to do some autumn gardening.
  • Try not to indulge in too many treat style snacks. Some comfort food is ok but try and limit as a reward at the end of your working week.
  • Schedule a social catchup with friends or family via one of the many apps available. You may be still physically distanced but remain socially connected.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” —Maya Angelou