Stopping for a drink – cuppa
This can be a good way to stop staring at the screen, remove yourself from a chore, or meeting the needs of someone you are looking after.
Being able to get out of the home is helpful to be able to get some air and the all essential vitamin D when the sun is out. If you are able to find a park, wood, field or coastal route to explore and see what you notice along the way.
Exercise is not only good for your physical health but it can help with your mental health too. The important thing with exercise is finding what you enjoy, there are lots of different options. It maybe that you prefer to exercise on your own or as part of a class or group.
Cooking healthy food
Cooking can be relaxing for some and choosing some healthy tasty meals can be a lovely to enjoy either on your own or with other people. Baking can be great too for a treat or two.
I understand this may not be possible for all, but you can still have some pot plants in your home. It can be rewarding to watch things that come to life and grow.
Getting stuck into a story can detach from what might be going on in life. Maybe you like a crime, thriller, romance, fantasy story or perhaps a bit more reality through an autobiography.
Like to solve a problem, there is no better way than to work through a puzzle. Perhaps it is a crossword, wordsearch, code cracker, sudoku or jigsaw. This can give a good focus, distraction and helps exercise the brain at the same time.
It might be board games you like to play with other people, solitaire, perhaps it is the daily Wordle on your phone or a computer game but it can be a good way to relax and switch off.
So many ways to craft things whether this is through knitting, sewing, croquet, woodwork, card making, model building… the list could go on. Is there something you enjoy or would like to try ?
Meeting up with people
Having a chance to take some time out with people is good for our wellbeing. Perhaps it is with friends, or maybe you could join a club or network.