This time of COVID-19 lock-down can stir up many emotions of uncertainty, overwhelm, lack of control, or perhaps heightened anxiety, it can also stir up wonderful new ways of being.
Does the way I live serve my wellbeing?
- Get online and engage with your local Facebook community group or on Neighbourly.
- Head out for a walk, say HI to your neighbours, check in on the vulnerable.
- Bake and create
- Prepare food together
- Enjoy dinner together as a family
- Connect with your bubble at the table
- Explore art and crafts
- Journal and write
- Play music
- Knit or crochet
- Find free Facebook live classes(ie Wholeheartted Yoga, Kanuka Yoga Space)
- Explore YouTube videos(ie Yoga with Adrienne, Zumba Dance, Barre workout via Pop Sugar)
- Find a new dance class online(ie Ryan Heffington, Mark Kanemura and Jules Hough on Instagram)
- Check out the free Les Mills Classes offered Monday-Friday on TVNZ 1at 9am, or TVNZ at 3pm
- Share silly memes with friends
- Watch silly cat videos
- Pop on a funny movie
- Watch silly music parodies
- Coursera are offering many free online courses at the moment.
- Check out affordable courses at Udemy or Skillshare.
- Download the free library app Libby, borrow audiobooks, kindle or Adobe-compatible ereaders.
- Head to audible, where you’ll find multiple, many titles available free of charge.
- Find some green space
- Reduce your stress levels
- Breathe in some fresh air
- Get your daily dose of Vitamin D.
- Helps to improve our sleep
- Boosts our immunity
- Improves our cardiovascular health.
Use this time to explore and rediscover what serves you.
* If you need extra support and someone to talk to at this time, please free call or text 1737 anytime, 24 hours a day to talk to a trained counsellor.
About Amy Willoughby
Amy is a writer, content creator and life coach at Be and Bloom. Amy is passionate about connecting people through writing, coaching and the power of storytelling. The first 20 years of her career was spent behind the stylists chair as a hairstylist, where she honed her skills of listening, holding space, connecting and creating clarity through conversation.
Amy’s hairdressing career came to a close after spending 3 years helping clients journey through chemotherapy, fitting and styling wigs. This was the perfect bridge and catalyst for retraining as a life coach which has led to exploration of values, modalities of wellbeing, writing and storytelling.
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