So we're are finally enjoying some semblance of normality in our lives again - it's not over and who knows how much of our adapted existence will remain long term. However, schools are back, meeting the team and clients again is commonplace, we are in our studio and we get to enjoy some good times with friends and families that have been missed for too long.
But still, we’ve all had to cope with an unusual level of stress and anxiety this past 18 months or so. That we can't deny. Whether the brutal changes to work and life or the pandemic itself, we all had to learn to cope, and I’m no different of course.
Whatever ‘hat’ I have on at any given time - dad, husband, colleague, friend, bad guitar player - I've had to make sure I tend to myself too at times so here, in no particular order here are 42 ways I’ve (mostly) kept it together:
Stop work at 5.30 (even if you got back to work later on)
Remember, you can't support others if you don't look after yourself too, so leaning into those things that help is nothing to be ashamed of. Share where have you sought comfort, joy or relaxation over the past wee while - there will be gems in there we can all benefit from.