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.
Get ‘appy’ with meditation
One thing that some people find useful for helping them to relax is using a meditation app to help them to be able to ‘switch off’. ‘Let’s meditate’ is a free one. You may wish to try a few out as different ones will appeal to different people.
Join a Facebook or other social media group
If you are on social media and would like to connect with other people with similar interests, you can join an existing social media group, or you could try creating your own. I have my own Facebook group to help people with positive thinking, for example, so it could be related to your work role or just an interest that you have.
Get on your bike
Now is a great time, if you are able to go out for daily exercise, to get that old bike out of the shed or even try cycling again if you have not cycled for years (like me). Although it has been a busy time for the bike shops that have remained open, there are still some open that are working in accordance with safe distancing as I found out myself last week when I purchased a bike.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
There are many different holistic therapies that can help you with relaxation and reducing anxiety. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is one that I experienced online recently as part of a presentation by an EFT practitioner, Karen Peddie (pictured) at one of my lunch and learn groups. Even online, many participants found this greatly beneficial.
Music can help us switch off – this can be music that we enjoy listening, by our favourite musicians or artistes or music that is specifically designed to make us relax. Different people will have different tastes in what they enjoy.
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…