What would you do differently this time round?
As we approach some form of #lockdown again, I’ve been reflecting on what worked for me last time and what I would do differently this time around. Resilience comes from looking after our physical, mental and emotional resources.
What worked for me last time was:
- Doing a daily bike ride (except when raining!).
- Attending an online pilates class
- Helping my husband build a wildlife pond in the garden
- Continuing my work with my coaching clients online instead of in-person
- Breaking up my day with variety – and lots of small breaks from the screen.
- Having a good book to read
- Shopping for a friend who was isolating
- Having a weekly Zoom chat with friends
- Talking daily on Skype to my mother (who is in a care home)
- Connecting with family online
- Being in nature, in the garden, walks in the countryside
- Having small things to look forward to
What struck me when I did this list, is how important the emotional things are to my resilience and well-being. So what would I do differently this time? Make even more time to connect with family, friends and the other communities I’m involved with. And as well as helping myself, it might make a positive difference to them too.
What helps you to be resilient in these challenging times?
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