It is lovely to see and hear about the activities you have taken part in this week to promote good mental health and take care of your well-being. Let’s continue to take time to talk, time to think, be creative, move and listen and get outside (if you are not currently isolating).
Time to Talk – Let the people you live with know how you feel about lockdown and being at home all the time. What is difficult about being at home? Do you miss your friends and family? What could you do about this – could you video call them or send them a picture to let them know you are thinking of them. What do you enjoy about lockdown and being at home? Do you enjoy spending lots of time with the people you live with?
Get Thinking – Look at yourself in a mirror. What do you see? How do you express yourself everyday to others? Do you like to wear big, bright bows? Or gel your hair? Smile in the mirror. What changes do you notice in your face? What happens to your mouth, cheeks, eyes? Frown in the mirror. What happens to your face now?
Create – A happy box! Make yourself a box of all the things that make you feel happy and safe. You could use an old shoe box and decorate it to express yourself. Whenever you feel sad, scared or worried, you could go to your happy box and look at or play with things in there that make you feel happy again.
Go Outside – If you are not isolating and it is safe to go outside, how about going for a walk or a bike ride with someone you live with. Wrap up, go outside, get some fresh air and relax after a hard days work.
Move and Listen – Find something energetic to do for at least 10 minutes. Get your heart rate pumping and release any stress or worries. You might like to run, trampoline, workout with Joe Wicks or dance with Oti Mabuse. I have attached some links to videos and dances below to get you moving and listening. However, feel free to choose any others of your own.