Covid 19

Advice for Covid 19

These are unprecidented times...

We know it’s a frightening time, but we at WarriorKind are here to help in any way we can. We have put together some advice from what we consider legitimate sources, to help you.

Keep yourself connected

Communication has never been more important. Find ways to stay connected with friends, family and loved ones. You could do this on social media, WhatsApp groups, text messaging, video calls or even a simple phone call to ensure you keep in contact with your support network regularly and safely. If you know of vulnerable people that could benefit from contact, then be sure to get in touch as much as you can. 

Be prepared to ease anxiety

Plan out each week in isolation to avoid any unnecessary worry as you tackle each day. Work out what food you might need and where you can purchase it from in advance. Arrange contact with friends or family so you have things to look forward to. Ensure you have easy access to essentials like medication or finances in advance by checking opening times of your pharmacy or banks. Most importantly, remember that is only temporary.

Look after yourself

At times like these it is easy to fall into bad habits. Our physical health has a huge impact on our mental wellbeing. Try to eat well, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. Avoid smoking or drugs, and try not to drink too much alcohol. Remember you can go outside for exercise too, alone or with members of your household, for 1 form of exercise a day – like a walk, run or bike ride. But make you keep a safe 2-metre distance from others. Or take a look at many of the online exercise classes as seen in our Covid 19 links page. Also make sure you get a good nights sleep.

Keeping on top of anxiety

Concern about the coronavirus outbreak is perfectly normal. However, some people may experience intense anxiety that can affect their daily life. Try to focus on the things you can control, such as your behaviour, who you speak to, and where and how often you get information. It’s fine to acknowledge that some things are outside of your control, but if constant thoughts about coronavirus are making you feel anxious or overwhelmed then look at ways to manage this. 

Keep yourself busy

If we are feeling worried, anxious or low, we might stop doing things we usually enjoy. Focusing on your favourite hobby, relaxing indoors or connecting with others can help with anxious thoughts and feelings.If you cannot do the things you normally enjoy because you are staying at home, think about how you could adapt them, or try something new. There are lots of free tutorials and courses online, and people are coming up with inventive new ways to do things, like hosting online pub quizzes and music concerts.