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Resources – things to do in self-isolation

Keep busy with these resources during lockdown

This resources list, is part of our stay healthy and well during Covid-19 series. You can view the other posts in the series here:

Sleep – Our Best Kept Health Secret

Covid-19 Health, Safety and Well-being Resources

Tips for Staying Healthy and Well

In an emergency call: 000

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Kids Help Line (5–25 years) – 1800 55 1800

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue – 1800 512 348

MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978

SANE Australia – 1800 18 7263

Out tips to stay healthy and well during self-isolation

Keeping physically and mentally active is key.

Here are some of our tips:

TED Talks – who doesn’t love a good TED Talk for motivation and inspiration?!

Headspace is a mindfulness app and your guide to a healthy, happy mind in just a few minutes each day.

Audible – no time to read a book? Instead listen to one as you workout, organise or relax – avail of their 30 day trial.

My Life – is a website to help you build emotional strength.

Patatap – try out this a portable animation and sound kit.

Coursera – take a free course in something that interests you.

Blifaloo – learn to tell when someone is lying (or telling the truth) with this body language resource.

Duolingo – says you can learn a new language in just a few minutes each day.

Documentary Heaven – a free documentary library.

Good Tricks – learn some magic tricks and impress friends!

Virtual Stage Tour – take a tour of some of the most impressive world stages.

Words With Friends – is an app to play word games with friends.

Draw Something – draw things that others have to guess.

Virtual Tour of The British Museum – the world’s largest indoor space on google street view – visit over 60 galleries.

Virtual Tour of The Louvre – fan of the Mona Lisa? Take a 360 degree tour of the galleries in The Louvre.

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam – who doesn’t love cute pandas?

Workouts at home

keep your body moving
Stay active during lockdown
Staying active during isolation
Looking after your physical and mental health during isolation

Tips for staying healthy and well

Tips for staying happy and healthy during Covid

We know there is light approaching at the end of the tunnel, however it is important to keep positive throughout the weeks ahead until the end. Also, we don’t know what life after lockdown will look like, self-isolation will most likely remain in place for people who are infectious with COVID-19. We want you to stay happy and healthy and, to assist with health and well-being and maintaining a positive mindset, have collated the tips below! Do you have tips you want to share? Get in touch with us!!!

This article is part of our stay healthy and well during Covid-19 series. You can view the other posts in the series here:

Covid-19 Health, Safety and Well-being Resources

Sleep – Our Best Kept Health Secret

Resources – Things to do in Isolation

Burdekin style tips for managing mental health in isolation

Selfisolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus and are waiting for a test result. Remind yourself that this is temporary.

The power of routines

Coping with isolation in the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a challenge. But there are steps you can take to manage your well-being. Here are some.

End of the light with lockdown

Taking care of your mind – as well as your body – can help to limit loss of purpose and increase your motivation.

Practical tips on looking after your mental health

It might be tempting not to bother with a routine, e.g. to skip getting dressed, BUT a routine helps to reduce stress and to manage anxiety. It will also give you a sense of purpose.

Personal responsibility in a pandemic

The only thing you can control is your own behaviour and how you react to a situation. With that in mind, exercise self-care, kindness and compassion.

Journaling is a positive tool to enhance wellbeing

Writing things down can help us to process feelings. Putting things into perspective make us more self-aware and improves negative mindsets.

Your physical and mental health is important to us

Make a list of things you could or would like to do, lists help with productivity and motivation. Celebrate completing your small (or big) projects and achievements!

Resources:

In an emergency call: 000

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Kids Help Line (5–25 years) – 1800 55 1800

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue – 1800 512 348

MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978

SANE Australia – 1800 18 7263