Stay connected with yourself
This pandemic has provided the perfect opportunity to show yourself some compassion and practice mindfulness.
Notice, name, and accept your feelings. Stop scrolling through your newsfeed and start seeking ways to connect within.
- You might want to check out these free, 5 minute videos for managing coronavirus anxiety by Dr. Jud Brewer.
- Here are some tips for easy ways to practise mindfulness.
Doing things by yourself is a great way to channel your feelings and give you peace of mind. Here are some ideas:
- Eat well and cook healthy food.
- Chefs around the world are now doing cooking classes online. Have a look at some recipes and learn how to make something new.
- Get some exercise – there’s loads you can do from home, the UoA Rec Centre has live sessions and pre-recorded workouts available to the UoA communtiy for free!
- You can also check out our tips for keeping active while self-isolating.
- You could learn to play an instrument. Some music schools are offering free classes online.
- Check out Chrome Music Lab if you would like to have a go at experimenting with music.
- You could make a gratitude wall to represent all the things that you are thankful for. Practicing gratitude regularly can help you to feel more positive.
- Start a new podcast. Check out the podcast charts for some inspiration.
- Read a wholesome book. Now is a great time to pick up a book you’ve been meaning to read (and, perhaps, a chance to read one that isn’t related to your course). For great ideas on what your next book should be, check out GoodReads.