Tony Nudd BA MSc
Managing your Work Life Balance is about creating and achheiving regular goals. Monitoring your success on meeting these goals is key. The Work Life Balance App here helps you to set, manage & monitor your Work Life Balance goals.
Additonally here are 5 things you can do to Cope With COVID, use the App to manage and monitor...
1. Be organised - Often to reduce stress and worry is to get active and be organised. If you find yourself worried or stressed about something, then do something about it. Create acheiveable meaningful goals - they do not have to be world changing! Small (or micro) acheivable goals to address the stressful situation can help.
Example: For isolation, create a regular video or telephone catch up a friend or family member, just a simple daily 5 minute chat to say hello can make a great difference
2. Balance your thoughts - When we get stressed about our health, thoughts can become dark or pessimistic. Remember, our thoughts are not always reflecting the "true" situation. Challenge any negative thoughts by asking yourself what advice a close friend might say in the same situation. back this up with evidence from trusted/professional sources. Whenever you recognise negative thoughts balance them with realistic thoughts based on fact.
Example: "If I go to the shops I will catch covid". Fact: Keeping 1.5m social distnace, wearing a face mask and washing your hands is proven to reduce the risk of catching covid.
3. Shut out the unhelpful noise - Switch off unhelpful 'noise' such as social media, news, or the radio for most of each day. Continually listening to negative storoes, articles and comments will effect your perception. Try to replace the 'noise' with things that are uplifting, including doing things you enjoy. Add these to your daily routine, build them into your time table.
Example: Listen to music, watch an episode of your favourite show, play a game or meditate.
4. Build healthy routines - We all have routines in our daily lives. It is acknowledged that Emotional Health is strongly affected by regular routines; these routines not only help to get us organised, but give us a sense of achievement and accomplishment. Think about the routines that are important to you and those around you, find safe ways to keep up these routines or create new ones.
Example: Build in a regular 30minutes to listen to your favourite music while walking wround the garden (spend time looking at the plants, sky, views. This gives your eyes a rest from 'digital screens', exercises your eye muscles on focussing on different things and allows you to take in the sunshine. Whatever you choose and for however long, make it a regular feature of your daily routine.
5. Look forward - It may not feel like it right now, but things will return to some sort of 'normal'. In the meantimehave confidence that things will improve, that people will recover, and things will get to normal. Adjust your long-term goals. Also think about things that you will do daily, and/or weekly, which you can and will enjoy again.
Example: Plan a visit somewhere once covid restrictions are lifted. Plan a personal treat. Plan a trip. etc
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