Life has certainly thrown us a curve ball with the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus. I don’t know about you, but the sudden changes enforced on our lives and the constant bombardment of news can feel a little overwhelming at times. Unsurprisingly, current surveys are showing that we’re all feeling high levels of anxiety and stress. Many of us are worried about what the future holds and how long this will last but what is clear is the need for us to change our behaviour to adapt to our new environment.

Stress comes in many different forms, but it often stems from the feeling of being out of control. With the virus situation changing on a daily basis, we’re having to quickly change our habits and there’s a heightened feeling of loss of control. You can read a bit more about stress and its effects on the body in Greg’s blog “The Truth About Stress” which will be released later this week. 

We can’t control the situation and we can’t control other people. What we can control are our own actions. Take control of your day but waking up your normal time, get showered, get dressed, and ‘go to work’. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all love routine and we all like to feel like we have a purpose. Some of us have the privilege of being able to work from home and some don’t. No matter what your situation, make your day matter. Write out a To Do list and schedule in calls, write a daily agenda for the kids and book in for your daily workouts. Do not stay in your PJs until 4pm and sit in front of the telly. It’s a novelty to start with but don’t let it become a habit

Do not underestimate the need for, and the benefit from human interaction. However much we love our family, we’re going to be spending a lot of time in each other’s space. Factor time into your day to FaceTime a friend or family member, speak to your work colleagues over video call and book onto the UNIT 22 virtual classes! Speaking and seeing your training buddies at scheduled times will help bring you some routine back and will give you that much needed interaction. If you feel like you or anyone needs more interaction, please reach out to us. 

We are planning on hosting some online socials for you to dial into in this challenging time, so stay tuned to emails and social media posts for more details of them. 

Be kind to your body, be kind to your mind and be kind to each other.

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