You’ve got this – simple steps to staying healthy

 

Last year the spectre of lockdown was new to us.⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣
This time around, we’re a little more experienced when it comes to the emotions level 4 brings.⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣
Whilst we may know what to expect, the effect on our well-being may be a touch more difficult to see this time around. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣
The best thing we can do is to be sympathetic to ourselves.⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣
We’re bound to be wound up a little tighter than usual, the small things might seem a little more irritating.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣
𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁠⁣⁣⁣⁣

1 – Move⁣⁣⁣⁣

Get out for a walk. Yes, even if it is raining. Whilst making sure you’re adhering to all relevant advice on the https://covid19.govt.nz/ website, getting outside is a great way to boost your coping mechanisms.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Tip – don’t worry about intensity here. Use your time out walking to recenter yourself. You can get your heart rate up with 100 burpees when you get home!

⁣⁣⁣⁣
2 – Rest⁣⁣⁣⁣

Don’t change your sleep routine.

Just because you might have a couple of extra days at home this week, don’t let it alter your normal sleep routine. Stay consistent with 7-8 hrs sleep and you’ll be golden.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Tip – ditch the phone an hour before bed, and keep it out of your bedroom.
⁣⁣⁣⁣

3 – Breathe⁣⁣⁣⁣

Focus on deep breathing⁠, use the cadence of⁣⁣

-4 seconds in⁣⁣⁣⁣
-4 seconds hold⁣⁣⁣⁣
-4 seconds out⁣⁣⁣⁣
-4 seconds hold⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣
This will help you trigger our bodies parasympathetic response and help you relax⁣⁣⁣⁣.

Tip – Try nasal only breathing to really double down on the relaxative effect

 

4 – Be kind.

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Whilst you might be ok, others may not.

Be patient when you’re at the supermarket, check on your neighbours and we’ll all get through this together.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Tip – Be nice. Sure it’s tough when you’re stressed but a little love goes a long way.

 

Click here to set up a chat about how we can help you stay healthy over the coming months.

GET STARTED

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

GET STARTED

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Get Started

You have Successfully Subscribed!