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.
Hi folks, I thought that I would share some more tips with you to help you keep sane when self-isolating or in lock-down.
Crafts with Karen
You may fancy trying your hand at crafts but feel that you are not creative. One of our Podio Preston volunteers, Karen, is currently making some videos to show you how to make salt dough crafts – something that is amazingly easy to do, and something that you can do with your children. Look out for the videos on Podio’s new YouTube channel.
Finish what you have started
Use the time to finish the things that you have started but never got round to finishing due to a lack of time. I am utilising this time to take a life coaching exam and qualification. I did all the training for this several years ago but had to collect work-based evidence before I could get the qualification. I have now finished collecting the evidence and am going to apply to take my exam and then submit the evidence.
Write for Podio
If you feel that you are good at writing, and would like to write for Podio why not get in touch with your idea? Ideally, your submission should have a Preston theme and meet with our ethos of celebrating positivity. Why not try to get your post published on our website?
If you are not currently working, and have always wanted to start up a business, why not do the research for that now? You may not feel it is the right time to start up a business, but that probably depends what line of business you would like to be in. Whatever, it is you can start planning for it now (and perhaps gaining any online training that you could help, also).
Worried about going back to work?
You may be feeling worried that you may have to go back to work soon due to the recent changes made by the Government. You may feel anxious about this and concerned about how safe it is. Remember, that employers should only be asking you to return to work if you are able to practice social distancing (unless you are a key worker). It is up to your employer to decide whether they can safely re-open again, and if they are able to meet these measures.
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…