I don’t think we are taught how to recognise the true meanings of our feelings and our thoughts, and how they can affect our day to day lives.

Right now, we are all facing an invisible threat to our freedom, to carry on our lives as we have become accustomed.

How we allow our instinct and thoughts to lead our experience and how we need to become resilient to forge a way forward, to cope with the overwhelm, is a skill we need to practise and adopt.

Recognising the early warning signs that we are stretching ourselves to the limit, and if left unchecked, can result in Depression and Anxiety.

So what can we do to help ourselves. When negative thoughts and in turn feelings, present themselves, we need to take a step back. We may feel extra tired and even tearful when our coping mechanisms are challenged. Knowing that it is okay and a normal human reaction to stress, is half the battle.

Your body is crying out for rest and time out to focus on you. We cannot always change our situations, but it is how we deal with what is in front of us that is the key to survival.

Be kind, take time, take a walk outside, find a space to just be still, listen to music or tune into many gentle exercise routines that are free on the NHS website.

Keep a look out too for my recordings of 45min relaxation sessions with me, to use in the comfort of your own home and as part of your new routine. Please send me your email address in the contact box below for your copy.

Stay safe – Self-Care.

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