Staying Calm during COVID

Welcome to our Wellbeing during COVID-19 resources blog. Each of our blogs links directly to one of our 6 rules for keeping calm during the COVID crisis.

Is bringing food one of the basic roots of relationships?

Both exercise and sleep have been recents topics in looking after our biggest asset - don’t forget to continue to practice good sleep hygiene and make sure you’re active in some way everyday.

 But this weekend is one where we traditionally enjoy good food around the table with loved ones.

The simple pleasure of preparing and enjoying food is one that can never be overlooked. Shared eating rituals are a huge part of our social complex and reward system.

“I sometimes think the act of bringing food is one of the basic roots of all relationships” Dalai Lama (14th)

So rather than admonish yourself for a little indulgence this weekend, take the time to enjoy it. Plan, prepare and eat mindfully, see how much enjoyment others take from this meal (although you might need to watch quickly if you have teenagers!).

Forget food guilt and don’t make it too taxing; here’s a fantastic, easy no bake easter cheesecake that is as impressive as it is enjoyable....

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Isolate, but don't be isolated.

After the initial flurry of downloading apps and video conferencing software, we’re starting to understand what we can do with them all.

But instead of defaulting to inbuilt games to play with friends and family, why not spend some time creating a bespoke quiz for your circle (this does mean you take on the role of quiz master!). 

Hosting a game or quiz personal to your circle is more meaningful and engaging for everyone, but also the time taken to create this offers some great reflection on the attributes and memories shared with your folk.

Not sure where to start? This is one of many online quiz builders you can try this one.

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