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We are all living through unprecedented circumstances due to COVID-19 and although these are difficult times there is a lot to be thankful for – friends, family, partners, neighbours, pets etc. Think of our key workers, NHS and social care heroes who are helping take care of our loved ones and looking after us.

It is now more important than ever that we look after ourselves, and each other, to help those who may be struggling and share some kind words with others.

There may be some things we can’t control at the moment but we are indeed in control of many things that will bring joy and happiness to our lives and help make a difference.

The power of positive thinking is remarkable.

In fact, the idea seems to good to be true, however developing a positive attitude can truly change your entire life.

Have a look at the following TEDx Talk The Power of Positive Thinking | Helen Peterson | TEDxDhahranHighSchool

Focus on the things we can control.

I can control…

• My positive attitude

• My health and wellbeing

• My own social distancing

• Finding fun things to do at home

• Being kind to others

• Helping those who may be struggling

• How I follow national health guidelines

Let go of things we can’t.

• The queues at the supermarkets

• How long will this last for

• The actions of others

• Predicting what will happen in the future
Meals, Spring clean, walks, chats with friends and family.

Set yourself clear guidelines for doing course work and assessments and remember to take regular short breaks.
A new hobby – baking, crafting, puzzles, gardening. Learn a new language. Dig out those board games.
Find a space to relax, exercise or get some fresh air.

Listen to your favourite music or curl up with a good book.
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation, check in on loved ones regularly online or over the phone.
Take time to switch off.

Try meditation or mindfulness. Switch off your devices!

Why don’t you try out a mindfulness session online?

YouTube have lots of great resources that you will find useful.

Try out the following Guided Meditation for Inner Peace and Calm / Mindful Movement.
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