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Self-Care Ideas for High-Stress Times

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
  • Have a phone or video call with 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 or a puzzle
  • Take creative photos
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Get some Vitamin D by sitting outside for a short period of time
  • Do some gardening
  • Learn a new skill (juggling, origami, knitting, a language)
  • 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.


We're here to help you take the first step

We know losing weight can be challenging, but we’ll be with you every step of the way. This December we are offering every new client the choice of 5 complimentary cooking demonstrations in our 5-star teaching kitchen OR $250 off our LifeShape LED* dietary replacement range. T&Cs apply. The first step is a FREE Initial Assessment with an Accredited Practising Dietitian who will be able to:
✓ Recommend a LifeShape program based on weight loss & health goals you set together, and outline the results you can expect from the first week onwards
✓ Explain how our LifeShape program is clinically proven to assist you to lose weight and give you the skills to keep it off, for life
✓ Provide tailored advice about how our program is designed to work with your lifestyle and help you overcome any challenges you may have in reaching your goals
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Our Disclaimer: All client testimonials are genuine accounts of experiences on the LifeShape program. Due to the personalised nature of the LifeShape program, results may vary based on an individual’s compliance, motivation and personal history.
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