As you may know, I like to schedule these messages a couple of days ahead, but obviously that is kinda hard to do right now considering how quickly things are changing.

But today I want to post some things that may help you through the next few weeks or however long this becomes the new normal for.

Rather then focusing on doom and gloom cause there’s enough of that everywhere (hopefully not too much in your world as there is in some others), I wanted to be proactive with this little reminder list.

So with that in mind, here’s some essentials you should be focusing on right now to help you, and your family through without having to resort to a drink before lunch time!

– Try and get enough sleep 

This has been a hard one for me lately. I wake up in the middle of the night and the mind starts moving a hundred miles and hour and it can be hard to switch it off and get back.

Not through worry or fear but just the whole situation I guess.

But if you can steal a nanna nap during the day if you can tag team the kids with your partner then go for it.

This old article might help. I have a hit and miss rate with it but it can work and helps slow the brain down.

Either way we need the sleep so we’re not overdoing our stress hormones right now and burning ourselves out even more than usual.

– Stay active

It can be easy to get bogged down in the cycle of work and kids and that’s it.

Especially when you don’t have your normal routine to deal with.

But my tip is to try and get in some type of daily exercise. Even if it involves a brief walk around the block. It gets you outside which gives you the vitamin D that your body is really going to need right about now, but it’s also going to give you the endorphin boost you need.

Another big one is it obviously gives you a break from the laptop and the kids. So if either one of you is sending you a bit crazy try and tag team with your partner and get outside.

You’ll also know that I’m going to say get in a quick workout. That’s a given.
What works for your routine?

Keeping with your regular morning workouts before you start the day?
Breaking your day up with a mid day workout?
Get the kids involved.

As I’ve said a number of times over the last 2 weeks, your mental health is going to need that as much as your physical health.
So just do something.

And if you’re struggling with getting your head around the work from home life while balancing everyone and everything check out this brand new Remote Control podcast from DPMer Phil HSC. 
It’s a brand new one aimed at people working from home and each episode is only 5 mins long so it’s a great start to your morning.
https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/remote-control/id1503288819

Hope these two simple tips help.
And if you have anything to add, let me know as someone else might be needing to here them too.

Remember we’re both in this together and if we stick together, we’ll emerge together on the other side of this bastard in as good a shape as we can considering how much things have changed.

Cheers,
Daniel

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