1. Practice Gratitude Every Day
Start your day by thinking (or even listing on a notepad) the things you are grateful for. Some studies suggest people who take the time every day to think about the positive, meaningful things that make them feel joy are generally happier than those who don't. Starting the day by thinking about at least 3 things which make you feel grateful can increase a sense of joy and help you feel great for the rest of the day!
2. Take A Walk Outside If You Can
Use the 1 hour exercise allowance to get outside if it's safe to do so. Pick nature spots which are within walking distance and enjoy the sunshine, landscape, blossoming flowers, and observe wildlife on your walk. Being outside in fresh air can help promote creativity, increase brain activity, and help you feel more positive overall.
3. Learn A New Skill
Keep your mind active by learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby. Taking on new challenges will help relieve stress, keep you entertained at home, and give you more confidence. What has been something you've always wanted to do but never had the time? Cooking new dishes? Dancing? Knitting? Use this time to teach yourself something new! For those living with a live-in carer, ask your carer to help you in the process - both of you can have a lot of fun learning something new!
4. Connect With Friends & Family
It's important to feel connected whilst we spend time away from our families - make sure you stay in touch via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or Houseparty. Ask your carer to help you with downloading and setting up the apps so you don't miss Friday games night or Sunday dinner - you can still enjoy a virtual catch up!
Light daily exercise can help release endorphins which help overall wellbeing and increase the feelings of happiness and positivity. Exercise can range from high intense sessions, or light exercise such as yoga, stretching, or chair based exercise - choose one depending on your ability. Your live-in carer can help you with daily exercise and assist you.
*We are here to help you during the pandemic if we can. We currently have qualified, vetted & expertly trained ‘Live-in Carers’ who are looking for people to care for by living with them in their own home. Offering all levels of support from companionship to complex care for specialist conditions a ‘Live-in Carer’ will afford peace of mind for the whole family knowing loved ones are being looked after, even in isolation. Don’t assume ‘Live-in Care’ is expensive or inaccessible to you. At this time, we want to help the vulnerable and sick in our community more than ever so please do call us and if we can – WE WILL. If we are unable to help you, we will do our best to sign-post you to those who can. We are here for you.
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