Tracey Loughran, Naturopath & Nutritionist
With the very real prospect of time spent away from others looming in the very near future, it’s time to think about what you might do with such time, and how to look after yourself and those you care about. While it’s human and wise to consider the “worst case scenario”, and be prepared for that, what we know from history is that things pass, and this will too.
So let’s think about what you can do for a couple of weeks at home to stay healthy, physically and emotionally. Remember – we choose what we think, and we can choose to think positively about our time away from work and friends, and about how things will be when we return. If you are facing an uncertain work future, think about what got you where you are now, and how resourceful and resilient you are.
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Lastly, recognise that self-isolation is not forever. Spend some time thinking about what you’ll do once things are back to normal and plan for that. You might want to do things differently. This is a great time for reflection on what’s been going well for you, and what you’d like to change. Trust. It’s a powerful word, but one you can think about while in self-isolation. Trust that you will be OK. That the planet will support you. That there are great people out there who are caring, just like you.