18 May
Staying engaged while at home

Staying engaged while at home

This week delivered some good news for WA. After a pattern of few new COVID-19 cases, the Government has announced a reduction in restrictions starting Monday 18th May. These changes include increasing  the social gathering limit to 20 people and allowing restaurants to offer dine-in services. 

For some, returning to normal life will take time. And while the situation is improving COVID-19 remains a serious threat with a strong impact on our lives. 

Some ways we can combat this is by staying engaged with activities and with each other. Here are some suggestions to help you navigate this situation. 

Do the things you enjoy 

If you like staying indoors then this may not be a problem for you. But for the rest of us, restrictions have stopped us from doing the things we enjoy.  

To improve the situation, try find different ways to partake in your hobbies. This might be doing art at home, trying an online fitness class, or playing music to a backup track. 

Looking for company? Then join our live online sessions and learn to draw cartoons, dance and sing, and have some fun! 

Go outdoors 

Being cooped up at home is not good for anyone. A consequence of being in isolation is spending more time on the TV, computer, or phone. It’s a good idea to take a break, spend time outdoors, and take in the fresh air and nature around you. 

We’ve done plenty of that with all the walks around local parks with participants over the last few weeks.  

Take time for yourself 

It’s common to feel stressed, anxious, or lonely during these difficult times. Right now your wellbeing is what’s important, and you can help yourself by doing things that make you feel good, relaxed, and calm.  

This might be taking regular breaks at work, spending quality time with family, or practicing mindfulness. With lots of options available, find something that works for you. 

We’ve also introduced a special session designed to help you relax. Yoga sessions with Samhitha! Join our class today.  

Stay in touch 

Many of us have felt the impact of the restrictions on our social lives in different ways. While the situation is improving, we may still be separated from family and friends. We may even miss the day-to-day interactions with our coworkers. 

To combat this, make the effort to connect where possible. This could be a home visit, catch up at the park, a video call, or even a letter! Or join in on a group activity like our online sessions and share your hobbies with others. 

We will keep you informed of further changes to restrictions as they come, so stay tuned. If you would like to know more about how we can support you, contact us today. Stay safe and well everyone!