In recovery it is important that your focus should be on a happy, healthy and balanced life. How can you still achieve that during this lockdown period?
Some do’s and don’ts during the lockdown...
Get up at the same time in the morning and go to bed at the same time at night
Follow a morning routine as if you are on your way to the office
Ladies put some make-up on and do your hair
Gentleman shave or keep your beard tidy and keep your hair neat
Dress in nice clothes that you would wear when you go out
Eat 3 times a day. Sit down to eat, even if it’s just an apple
Be mindful when eating - savor the taste and texture of every bite
Eat healthy, nutritious food
Arrange for specific snack times – avoid snacking through the day
Plan your day - Routine is important
If you are working remotely, try to stick to the working hours. Example: Keep to working from 8:00 to 16:00. At 16:00 switch off the computer, put some relaxing clothes on do something you enjoy
Do some form of exercise
Spend time with your family if you are in lockdown with them
If you stay alone, reach out to people on social media and telephonically
Join online-support groups
Do all the things - hobbies or home projects - that you ordinarily never have the time for
Reach out to people that are alone during this time
Spend time with God – your spiritual well-being is also very important
Stay in bed most of the day
Stay in your pajamas and only dress when you change from one pair of pajamas to the other
Lay around the house watching TV or series all day
Snack all through the day on salty, sugary and fatty foods
Boredom and loneliness are the most often mentioned triggers in recovery. During lockdown both boredom and loneliness are very real.
Remember to GET UP, DRESS UP, SHOW UP BUT NEVER GIVE UP!