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Trish Dent

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Surviving Lockdown

All seems fine for the first week, then life in lockdown becomes tedious, jokey emails and posts lose their humour, as we settle into a new reality.
I've enjoyed a colourful past, including weeks at sea in small (45ft, 62 ft and 95 ft) sailing boats with other crew members that I didn't know before embarking. I've also spent some weeks shut up in a foreign jail, but that is another tale.... Suffice to say that these experiences have set me in good stead for surviving in confined spaces.
So here are a few recommendations:

  • Maintain your usual getting up and going to bed routines and resist the temptation to watch another episode of the box set beyond your usual bedtime.
  • Give your day structure, including disciplines (exercising, meditation, learning, housework, spring cleaning etc) and rewards.
  • Open windows and let the fresh air in.
  • Exercise well every day, including walking. This will aid your sleep and keep you physically and mentally fit.
  • Create a new goal, learn a new skill or take up a hobby (at sea we shared a common goal of arriving where we were headed). Write your goal(s) down in your diary or a notebook and review regularly.
  • Find something positive in every day. Make a note in  your diary.
  • Keep a note of your online meetings on your calendar or in your diary and check it daily.
  • Share kindness daily.
  • Find time in your new busyness to wind down, meditate and simply breathe and be in the present.  
  • BE aware that this time can be a unique gift.
I'm offering 1-2-1 Self-Shiatsu Supervision online (Skype) and also Remote Shiatsu healing (by phone). I won't be charging formally for these sessions, but asking for donations.  I'll be posting more details in a few days. If you'd like to book an online/phone appointment, please pop me an email.