Canning & Clyde

KEEPING UP SPIRITS

 

There are a lot of information and ideas out there of how to keep up our spirits during self isolation and social distancing. Here are just one or two.

 

Stay connected

 

By phone or online. Clap or bang a pot with neighbours for the NHS every Thursday evening. Smile at people 2 metres away when going out to shop or for exercise. Wave from your window; wave up at someone in a window – in these unusual times people are less likely to think you’re weird for doing this!

 

Stay in control of the news or rumour you see or hear

 

Set your own limits for how much news or rumour you take in each day.

 

Check what you see or hear using reputable sources. Just because someone sounds certain, it doesn’t mean they are passing on accurate information.

 

Seek out positive stories eg https://www.positive.news/

 

Practical tips for everyone

 

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

TO MAKE YOU SMILE

 

Many thanks to A (Clyde Road neighbour) for this week’s video clip that went to our Quick Contact Group. Do please email any pictures or videos you think might make people smile to annebridge175@gmail.com. If you would like to get weekly updates during the current Coronavirus situation, please email Anne.