Self Care Checklist for When You’re Stuck Indoors

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Around the world in an unprecendented situation, many of us are being asked to stay indoors. Unsurprisingly, this can take its toll on our wellbeing, where we’re not able to see our loved ones and we’re cooped up in our homes. It’s important that we don’t forget to take care of ourselves every day, both mentally and physically. So I encourage you to take some time for yourself throughout this period – no matter how little time you have or small your actions are. To get your started, here are a few ideas!

  • Write down your thoughts and feelings down in a journal
  • List out everything you’re grateful for
  • Watch a comfort film or TV series (mine would be Gilmore Girls, the West Wing or Friends!)
  • Video call a family member or friend for a chat
  • Read a book that’s been sitting on the shelf
  • Light a candle and meditate for even ten minutes
  • Do some exercise or stretching
  • Put some extra effort into your morning coffee
  • Treat yourself to a warm bubble bath
  • Try out a new cooking or baking recipe

Have some more? Leave them in the comments!

Thought of the Day: Giving Up

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Sometimes life is a struggle between knowing when to push on and when to give up. It’s hard to know when it’s the last straw, the last chance or the last attempt. Giving up is perceived as weak, lazy and cowardly. But giving up can also be brave and essential to our happiness. To give up on a bad career, on a relationship that’s going nowhere, or on a path that’s leading us in the wrong direction is admirable. To give up can bring relief, peace and freedom. It can give us back our time, our focus, and our energy. Of course, there are times when we shouldn’t give up. And sometimes we just have to follow our instincts to know what to do. But ultimately, we shouldn’t give up on our own wellbeing. Sometimes that requires some holding on and some letting go. Whichever it is, let it lead you forward.

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