Feedback from one of our teachers:
'I found meeting online today was fantastic. I felt it was both comforting and reassuring to be able to see and hear everyone and it reminded me just how close a team/school unit we are. It especially gave me a new appreciated fondness for the people I work with and as each of our home situations are different it provided me with a sense of reassurance that I am not on my own both personally and professionally during these uncertain times.'
How do you do that?
Here are some ways:
Stay connected with your friends - when we’re not able to socialise as we normally would, staying connected is even more important. If you’re worried about anything, it can make you feel better to talk about it, or just distract yourself. And if you’re bored, it can give you something more interesting to do! If you don’t usually talk to friends on the phone or by video call - try it! You might find it makes you feel more connected than just chatting online. You’ll also be helping your friends by being there for them too.
Eat healthily and sleep well - your immune system tries to make you well when you’re ill. The best way to make sure it works properly is to eat well, drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep. That means trying to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, as well as protein, like chicken, fish or dairy products, and carbohydrates that are high in fibre, like brown rice or brown bread.
Relax your mind - it’s especially important at the moment to find ways to focus on the present and on what’s positive. Watching the news or following fake news on Instagram is not going to make you feel better! Keep your mind calm by downloading a mindfulness app, doing some Youtube yoga, drawing, painting, cooking, listening to music, or doing whatever makes you feel relaxed.
Make a plan - whether or not you enjoy school, it gives you a routine, and our routine is often what makes us feel calm and in control. You can still have a timetable, even if you’re at home! You don’t have to be strict with yourself, but planning your day can make you feel more satisfied and that things are normal. Include some study, some fun, something creative, and some time with other people.
If you want more ideas or help with how you’re feeling, try the sites below. Just click on their logo: