For some, the thought of coming out of lockdown can feel overwhelming, disconcerting and may triggering some anxiety or fear of the unknown.
As we gradually move through the roadmap towards easing out of restrictions, now is a great time to try out and put in place a routine that will support you.
You may have had more or less time to yourself during lockdown depending on your circumstances, and that may all change when you come out of all this.
Either way, it’s worth building in a self care routine into your day so you feel more grounded, energised, focused and excited for your day.
A book called Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, gives excellent examples of how you could fit in all you need, in just one hour before you start your day. He calls them S.A.V.E.R.S, and he suggests you spend just 10 minutes on each one.
First start with Silence or meditation, there are so many free apps you could choose from, Insight Timer is my favourite.
Affirmations- this can be a sentence or two that is in alignment with who or what you need, repeated daily, Elrod suggests speaking your affirmation out loud to make an impression on your subconscious.
Visualisation- through visualisation you train your brain to see things as you would like them to be, instead of as they are. Elrod suggests visualising living your ideal day, performing all tasks with ease, confidence and enjoyment for 5 of your 10 minutes.
Exercise- I like to do a minimum of 30 minutes a day however Elrod states it could be something as simple as a 10 minute yoga routine or bodyweight exercises, it doesn’t have to be complicated, just get your blood and oxygen flowing to your brain and get your lymph moving which removes toxins from the body.
Reading- just 10 minutes a day, or a minimum of 10 pages, especially something like a personal development book that will guide to who/ what you want to be.
And lastly, Scribing, this could be journalling, writing any ideas, a gratitude list (my favourite), basically putting whatever is on your mind on paper.
Doing all this in the morning may not be for you, so maybe write down your thoughts and read before you go to sleep if you find it hard to switch your mind off. Or visualise how you want your tomorrow to go just before you go to sleep.
These are just suggestions, but hopefully they will inspire you to play around with what works for you. I’ve added a cold shower a day to my routine as it really does make me feel great, even though I used to dread it.
Let me know of you try any of these or if you already have something in place that works that might help someone else.
If you are anxious or struggling with the thought of life after lockdown, why not come and join my free community where there is a support network to help through this process.
I will also be running a free online workshop on 26th April where I talk about anxiousness, limiting beliefs and low self worth and what to do about it. Go to FREEBIES to join us x