Selfcare for Graduates – Keep sane and carry on

Whether you’re a business owner or out of work, here are some tips for how you can keep sane and carry on during second lockdown.

Set a routine. This may sound like a fairly simple tip, but it is really effective. Setting a time to wake up, do work and chores, exercise, relax, and go to bed can really help you to feel more normal. It doesn’t need to be strictly regimented, just enough to add some consistency to your life

Emphasise health. Experience from the first lockdown showed us that falling into an unhealthy cycle of eating junk and not exercising is a lot easier than we thought. One way this lockdown can be different is by focusing on healthy foods that will make you feel physically and mentally better. Of course it’s okay to indulge now and then, but try to use this extra time to experiment with new healthy recipes. Not only is it good for you, but it can be fun too!

Get moving! There are so many free online videos and home workouts available to us to cater to every need. Doing exercise will make you feel physically and mentally better, even something as small as a walk around the block will help to clear your head and get some fresh air.

Stay connected. If you’re at home with family schedule in some family game nights, or if you’re alone Zoom video chats with your friends is a great way to keep connected. It’s important to remember we’re all in this together so taking your mind off the situation with some fun cant go a miss.

Prioritise selfcare. Remember to do things that make you happy. Watch you favourite films or shows, take a calming bath, cook delicious food, listen to your favourite music, and do whatever you can to make yourself feel good!

Remember, it won’t last forever. We’ll get there.