Julie Lightfoot of JL Consultancy, a Preston based coaching and training service for those, who like Julie, have a passion for Personal development and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) provides some further tips to help you keep sane when self-isolating as many of us are now. JL Consultancy uses techniques learned from countless training programmes, hours of reading and research, and experience of working with and empowering people, JL Consultancy brings you a fresh perspective to life.
The Coronavirus pandemic may have resulted in you neglecting your physical health so the focus this week is on health.
Incorporate exercise into your daily routine
You may have found that due to the restrictions you have neglected your health lately. You may not be able to go out or you may not be taking advantage of the daily outdoor exercise that you may be able to do. It is a good idea to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Whether that is an exercise you can do indoors (if unable to go out) or whether it is going for a walk, run or cycle ride (if you are allowed to go out) making exercise a daily habit means that you are much more likely to do it!
You may be somebody who does not see the point of having a daily routine in these current times. However, keeping busy and planning ahead will help us factor in the things that can keep us healthy, such as having breaks from the computer, cooking healthy meals, etc., catching up with friends and family over the telephone or via online apps.
Stay fit for good immunity
You may feel that it is not important to maintain a healthy weight as you are not going out socially anymore. However, it is especially important to stay as fit and healthy as we can be to help support our immune systems. Having a healthy lifestyle which incorporates exercise and eating healthier will not only keep us in better shape physically but will help us with our mental health too.
Learn to do things differently
Some people are telling me they are bored. I have never been as busy myself! I am just learning to do things differently. Whether it is simply organising your wardrobe, finding things to do that interest you will help you feel more contented in the current situation. Feeling happy will help you both mentally and you are more likely to feel less anxious or stressed which can also affect your physical health.
Vary your walk route
If you are someone who can go out for walks why not vary your route and see more of your local area? Not only will the walks help to keep you physically fit, but you will feel better for the change of scenery and perhaps learn something new about your local area as I have been doing.
I will be back posting some more tips soon to help you make the most of the current situation. Please remember that the situation we are currently in will not last forever. Until next time, stay safe…