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Tips for staying healthy and well

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We know there is light approaching at the end of the tunnel, however it is important to keep positive throughout the weeks ahead until the end. Also, we don’t know what life after lockdown will look like, self-isolation will most likely remain in place for people who are infectious with COVID-19. We want you to stay happy and healthy and, to assist with health and well-being and maintaining a positive mindset, have collated the tips below! Do you have tips you want to share? Get in touch with us!!!

This article is part of our stay healthy and well during Covid-19 series. You can view the other posts in the series here:

Covid-19 Health, Safety and Well-being Resources

Sleep – Our Best Kept Health Secret

Resources – Things to do in Isolation

Burdekin style tips for managing mental health in isolation

Selfisolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus and are waiting for a test result. Remind yourself that this is temporary.

The power of routines

Coping with isolation in the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a challenge. But there are steps you can take to manage your well-being. Here are some.

End of the light with lockdown

Taking care of your mind – as well as your body – can help to limit loss of purpose and increase your motivation.

Practical tips on looking after your mental health

It might be tempting not to bother with a routine, e.g. to skip getting dressed, BUT a routine helps to reduce stress and to manage anxiety. It will also give you a sense of purpose.

Personal responsibility in a pandemic

The only thing you can control is your own behaviour and how you react to a situation. With that in mind, exercise self-care, kindness and compassion.

Journaling is a positive tool to enhance wellbeing

Writing things down can help us to process feelings. Putting things into perspective make us more self-aware and improves negative mindsets.

Your physical and mental health is important to us

Make a list of things you could or would like to do, lists help with productivity and motivation. Celebrate completing your small (or big) projects and achievements!

Resources:

In an emergency call: 000

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Kids Help Line (5–25 years) – 1800 55 1800

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue – 1800 512 348

MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978

SANE Australia – 1800 18 7263