Actions from the training to manage covid fatigue and coronanxiety

Our new online, facilitated training course in managing covid fatigue and coronaxiety is giving delegates a supportive opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about the pandemic and consider how they can respond and adapt in ways which protect their mental and physical health.

The training concludes with delegates considering realistic, practical actions they want to take forward to make a difference in their personal and working lives. Here is a selection of actions from a recent training course, delivered by Michelle Spirit, which could be useful for anyone who feels their resolve is waning in the current climate:

Catch it, check it, change it
Remember to ‘watch’ thoughts; check how accurate they are, and if you need to, change them.

Focus on what you can control
Try to tune into those things that you can do something about rather than dwell on those you can’t.

Prioritise Lifestyle
Make exercise, sleep, nutrition and rest your priority every day.

Avoid news and social media
It wasn’t much good for before the pandemic…even less so now! Switch ‘off’ to switch ‘on.’

Breathing to pause, take control
Deep belly breaths can help you gain control when you feel things are spinning out of your grasp.

Schedule worry time
This will help you stop ruminating outside of this time.

Structure your day into chunks
Lunch, breaks, deep work time, intentional unproductivity, and when you are going to stop and start work, will offer a structure to each day.

Treat Yourself
Whatever this might look like…flowers, lovely bath, a long walk, Downton Abbey re-runs…whatever works for you.

Don’t feed the anxiety
This creates a feedback loop so avoid talking about, or constantly seeking reassurance.

Remember this will pass
It’s important to remember that this is not forever……what are you most looking forward to when this is all over?

At the end of such a tough year for many, it’s good to consider a little TLC:

Take time to reflect on what has happened
Look at where you are now
Create opportunities to grow

For more self-care tips from In Equilibrium, click here to view our blog articles

Click here for more information about training to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

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