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Looking after yourself

Maintain a healthy diet

A good diet will improve your physical health and give you strength and stamina. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and eat at regular times each day.

Try to find time to exercise

Exercise eases both physical and mental stress. Remain physically active in a way that you enjoy (walking, yoga, stretching, or jogging). Remember to keep a good distance from people walking around you and wash or sanitise your hands when you return home. If you can’t get out, explore the many free online workouts and classes.

Get a good night’s sleep

Avoid coffee or tea in the evening and explore ways to wind down before bed. Meditation, listening to music or reading can help if you have difficulty falling asleep. headspace offers a number of free programs to help you sleep and meditate.

Practise relaxation techniques

Close your eyes and breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose and out through your mouth. Repeat ten times. This is a way of switching off, even if just for a few moments.

Make time for you

Do something that you enjoy doing. It could be reading a book, spending time in the garden, cooking, meditating, listening to music or going for a walk. Taking time out to do an activity that you likes helps to recharge the batteries and allows you to better cope with stress