Redesigning your routine
Finding a schedule and routine that works for you.
COVID-19 has creating significant and sudden changes to everyone. Many people are struggling to adjust to working from home, homeschooling kids, having too much free time, or having no free time at all.
Using the information you already have, you can redesign your routine, and ease the struggle with sudden transition and changes.
This example and worksheet can guide you through identifying what has worked for you, in the past and creating what you need to move forward.
Download the "COVID_RedesigningYourRoutine" pdf worksheet below
Reducing the pressure
Get realistic with what you can do.
Everyday I hear clients telling me about all the different things they feel they "should" be doing during COVID-19 self-isolation.
Although many of the ideas may sound wonderful, they are not always realistic, and can create unnecessary stress and pressure.
Use the "COVID_ReducingThePressure" worksheet to check yourself, your expectations, and reduce the pressure on yourself.
Taking a moment to check in with yourself.
The COVID-19 crisis can trigger many difficult and uncomfortable emotions. Many are experiencing more intense anxiety, high levels of stress, fear, and uncertainty.
Taking a moment to check in with how we're feeling, and noticing exactly what's going on for us, can help us feel more grounded, and in control of ourselves.
Use the "COVID_SelfCheck-in" pdf below to take yourself through the 4-steps of a self-check in
Discover and plan how to reduce stress and anxiety
We often don't notice stress and anxiety creeping up on us - until we are nearly overwhelmed with it.
Use this worksheet to identify what stress management and anxiety reducing strategies work for you. Recognizing and documenting them now, will make it much easier for you to remember what to do when you are feeling overwhelmed.
Download the "COVID_Chillout" pdf file below
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