And the 'interesting times' continue.
During Lockdown 1, I often heard "Thank goodness the weather is so lovely and we can be outside a lot of the time. I can't imagine what it would be like during the winter months..." We can certainly imagine it now: days that we don't see the sun at all, leaving for work and returning home in darkness, colder temperatures... A lot of us feel a very real sense of isolation and dread. When will this end? What will next year be like? Will we get back to normal - whatever the 'normal' may turn out to be?
The honest answer is: Nobody knows! However, I know this much: worrying about what may or may not happen is not helpful. Let's take it one day at a time. There seems to be an awful lot we don't have control over but there's is also quite a bit we are able to control! I would like to share with you my 'top tips' for giving yourself the best chance possible to steer a steady course
Don't watch all the News reports (Don't leave TV or radio on in the background)
Connect with others. Walk and talk if possible. Call friends.
Go outside every day, however briefly.
Sleep well (Netflix box sets will keep!)
Watch funny clips, films you love, look at albums...feel GOOD
Be kind to yourself- accept some days just SUCK
Take time to do nothing and just BE or meditate
Take vitamin D ( Please be aware I am not a qualified doctor or nutritionist)