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Introducing Eat Work Art In Residence: Creative Advice from Home with useful practices and advice from London’s leading creatives.

The current situation is one none of us have really faced before and we need to give our minds time to adapt to a new way of life. We digitally caught up with Rowenna Clifford, Cognitive Hypnotherapist on her top tips.

It may feel like information overload at the moment about what we should be doing, but it’s important that you create a routine that works for you. If you are more productive in the morning, give yourself the afternoon to do housework, chores, hobbies and catching up with friends.

Communication is key to staying connected with ourselves, jobs, friends and loved ones. Where you may have once been used to an office full of people, you may now feel isolated and unsocialised. Interacting with different people is important for your sense of self mental wellbeing, it can make a big difference for decision making and general mood. Try not to internalise your stress or worries, voice it.

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed, but it’s important to take each day as it comes and find joy in putting one step in front of the other.

  1. Start With a Win

It helps to keep a sense of normality during this period, as our brains don’t cope well with uncertainty. Start your day with an accomplishment, however big or small, it can increase your sense of purpose.

  1. Planning Your Day

Structure is important to keep you motivated - having a plan will help you stay focussed. Ensure these plans remain flexible to fit and include some fun things in your day, too. Break things up into things you want to achieve, by hour, day or week, it will help you get there quicker.

  1. Move Your Body

It’s not good for your physical or mental wellbeing to be cooped up. Exercise helps you boost dopamine in the brain, keep moving to reduce stress and feel good about yourself.

  1. Stay Connected

We are social creatures, take advantage of technology and use them to keep you engaged with the world around you. We might be physically disconnected, but that doesn’t stop you from checking in with loved ones virtually.

  1. Laughter Is The Best Medicine

It’s easy to focus on all the negative aspects of the time we are faced with. If you can balance things and fit in some time for laughter it can make all the difference to our wellbeing. Remain hopeful and reach out to friends, family and professionals if you need to for some positivity.

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