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Planning Your Lockdown Days
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Planning Your Lockdown Days
A lot of us find us 'locked-down' at home, with no clear time frame for when we can end it. At first, what could have been viewed as a short-term chance to think about other areas of our lives become a source of stress for many and become a source for frustration and stress. The reality is that it's easy to feel a bit numb and it can be difficult to keep a sense of optimism when we have all the time in the world and there's nothing to do, entertain or entertain us. There may be things we ought to do or work that requires attention, but when the days all merge into one it can be hard to know the day that actually falls on or even to get up, dressed and plan to accomplish something productive. Routine is what most of us are used to dealing with the time pressures of bringing children to school, travelling to work, going shopping and fitting all our chores, appointments , and social obligations into our busy days. Routine brought order and discipline into our lives, with set times for start meals, breaks for lunch and a clear understanding on what was expected of everyone as laid out. However, these days there could be a 'what's in it for me' response when we've all this time to do very little and anyway, our system of accountability and structure has disappeared. Certain people have employed lockdown successfully to thoroughly cleanse their kitchens, lose weight, and even learn Mandarin! For others, getting up, showered and dressed is difficult. The TV and home delivery driver are their most trusted companions! For more detail please visit:- Let's look at ways to shake it up and present some sensible feasible plans for this next stage of lockdown; Accountability can aid. Get a friend on board and someone on the same wavelength as you, who are able to regularly check in to encourage and inspire you. When you share your ups and downs you're able to help each other out and stay on the right track. Discuss what you personally need, what realistically would work with you even though your starting point is simply getting dressed and dressed at a specific time, or going for a regular walk. Each is a win in its own. And it's good to be able to discuss your day-to-day news. - Consider the end resultfrom lockdown. You can decide to think of the future in a big way, such as wanting to go out on your own to run a business and find an exciting new job, shed some weight, or run a marathon. Break down bigger goals into small pieces, and then outline each of the key steps you'll need to form the picture of your ultimate goal. For instance, a new job might require knowledge of the job description and clarification of any abilities and experiences required, a training course, a revised CV, a chat with the company HR. A marathon commitment could mean gradually increasing your the level of fitness from running to walking, learning about stretching, suitable equipment and food. Identify the stages so that you're clear about what's involved however, don't overdo it. Some people. They are happy to tick off the items at the end of the day. This gives them a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Create your list the night before to ensure it has the structure you need, but be wary of being too harsh with yourself when things don't go according exactly as you planned. Accept that unexpected issues may occur or projects may be more time-consuming than you had planned. Make sure that your plan is a natural fit for the person you are. It is not the time to be competing with other people, as everyone has their own set of challenges and concerns. Instead focus on what would be the best outcome for you. It will be easier to keep going. Sometimes, competing with yourself can be a part of the strategy and keep you focused; improving on your personal best or hitting targets within a specific timeframe could help you. - Giving yourself praise and acknowledgement at each step of your work is a great way to go about planning your lockdown days. Instead of going from one outcome to the next, you should give yourself credit even if you've only one phone call and sent an email. Each of these stepping-stones moves you towards the correct direction. If you find that your original plan isn't delivering as you expected and needs to change, that's okay. Regroup and revise your plan, knowing that all your efforts and experience in the past have added value to your life. Be kind to yourself and take note of the difficulties you've overcome and lessons gained along the way. The planning of your lockdown days gives you energy and motivation in the hopes of making the most of your time, rewarding you with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Susan Leigh, South Manchester counsellor, hypnotherapist, relationship coach and writer who also contributes to media offers assistance in relationship issues including managing stress, assertiveness and confidence. She assists clients on an individual basis as well as couples. She also offers training for corporate clients and provides support. She's the author of three books, 'Dealing Stress, Managing its Impact", '101 Days of Inspiration #tipoftheday', and "Dealing with Death: Coping with Pain'. They are all available sold on Amazon and featuring easy to follow sections, tips and ideas to help you get more confident about your life.

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