The Coronavirus outbreak is affecting people in different ways. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, now is a great time to take a little time for self-care. We’ve put together this great list of activities you can do at home, or in the backyard. Hopefully they’ll help you feel a little better during this uncertain time.

  • Go for a walk
  • Give yourself a sleep in
  • Watch a tear-jerker movie and let it all out
  • Listen to relaxing music while lying on the sofa with a heat pack
  • Practise loving-kindness meditation
  • Practise yoga
  • Make a phone call to a friend or family member
  • Take a hot bath
  • Light some candles
  • Use aromatherapy
  • Try star gazing
  • Do some stretching
  • Try journal writing
  • Do some arts and crafts
  • Read a book – for fun
  • Give yourself a head massage
  • Look through old photos
  • Practise Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Play a musical instrument
  • Get some exercise
  • Practise abdominal breathing
  • Practise visualisation activities
  • Rearrange or redecorate a room
  • Water the garden
  • Sing along to your favourite song
  • Sit outside with a cup of herbal tea
  • Self-groom: paint your nails, use a face mask, dye your hair
  • Do a crossword
  • Take creative photos
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Get some Vitamin D
  • Do some gardening
  • Learn a new skill (juggling, origami, knitting)
  • Write someone a letter
  • Clear out and donate unwanted possessions
  • Build something
  • Research a topic of interest
  • Learn a new fact/word
  • Make an inspirational collage
  • Make shapes out of clouds
  • Play with a pet
  • Explore your spirituality

How LifeShape Clinic Can Help

LifeShape Programs address all aspects of your life so you can achieve and maintain a healthy weight. To do this, we work closely with each client to discuss their feelings, emotions, and their behaviours to determine how they are affecting their health and weight loss efforts.

Unfortunately, feelings of distress can undermine your ability to be constructive during a crisis. So if you find yourself turning to comfort foods, or unhealthy behaviours to cope, give us a call – we can help! Maintaining a positive outlook is vital to maintaining a healthy mental state through this crisis. Our expert clinicians will teach you the tools to cope with your emotions during times of stress.

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