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Staying Sane in Lockdown 3

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Since March last year, we have seen restrictions placed on the way we live our lives, and It hasn’t been easy for any of us. When the lockdown was first announced I was devastated, and I am sure that I wasn’t the only one.

This post is to talk about the things that can be done to keep going, and get through these difficult times.
 Maintaining your wellbeing is important. Sleeping, eating, exercising, routine… it’s all good. Trying to keep some form of routine, and some normality in my life has been a big focus. You have to do whatever it takes to just survive this and come out the other side. You don’t need to put pressure on yourself to achieve things.

I set up zoom so I could stay in touch with my friends and family outside of my household, and made the effort to regularly schedule calls.

Helping other people can often help you too. If you have family around you then I recommend board games, but, if not, then online games are good too.

Walking is good if you’re able to. Getting out in to the fresh air and getting regular exercise has been a great help for me to take myself away from the reality of lockdown, and has really helped when feeling down.

There are many things you can do to keep well. But just getting by is enough. Whatever it takes. You’re doing the best you can, and one day, this will all be a shared memory, and we’ll be together again, living life again, and recovering again.

For now, surviving is the goal. Stay safe, keep well and do whatever you need to in order to get through.

I have been fortunate enough to be able to work full time throughout the pandemic and I am currently recruiting for Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMNs) and Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPNs) in the Home Counties (Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire etc.) so please get in touch today if you are looking for a job or looking for staff.
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