Tips for self-care during this time:

Stick to a routine

Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time – try setting your alarm for the same time each day. Structure your day and plan your to-do list to be varied, if you are looking for work it could include time for searching for jobs. If you are working, ensure you structure time for breaks too. Importantly, be sure to factor in time for self-care.

 

Ensure you have some movement in your day

Physical and mental health are connected, so eat well and get some movement into your day. Perhaps do an online exercise video. If you are practicing social distancing and can leave the house, try to get outside when there are less people around.

 

Share how you are feeling

It’s always okay to ask for help and support. I am here to listen and help.

 

Switch off from distraction

Schedule time for yourself each day, without the distraction of news or social media.

 

Schedule some fun

Be sure to do something fun each day too, positive emotions can help you build a buffer against stress. There is a lot to be worried about, and with good reason. Counterbalance this heaviness with something funny each day: videos on YouTube, a funny TV show etc.

 

Stay connected

It is important to stay connected socially during this time, whether that be conversations with your family, video calling friends and so on. We can also video chat during our meetings.

 

Remember, there are still employers hiring

We are experts at helping people find work. If you are looking for work or know someone who is, we are here to help. Many employers are still hiring, and we will work together to help you find the right job for you.

We are here for you

Call us today on 1300 080 856 or fill out our enquiry form to speak with a Disability Employment Services specialist today.