Help Guide For Lockdown

Some of the tips below are taken from this website:

This is an extraordinarily trying time, so anything that alleviates stress and anxiety helps, such
as eating healthy meals, getting plenty of sleep. Here are some tips for practising self–care
in the face of the unique disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

1. Be kind to yourself. Go easy on yourself if you’re experiencing more depression or
anxiety than usual. You’re not alone in your struggles. Try not to watch too much news,
which can cause further anxiety.

2. Maintain a routine as best you can. Even if you are stuck at home, try to stick to your
regular sleep, meal or work schedule. This can help you maintain a sense of normality.

3. Take time out for activities you enjoy. Read a good book, watch a comedy, play a fun
board or video game, make something, whether it’s a new recipe, a craft or a piece of
art. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as it takes you out of your worries.

4. Get out in the garden, if possible. Sunshine and fresh air will do you good. Even a short
walk can make you feel better. Just be sure to keep your distance from people you
encounter and, obey Government restrictions.

5. Find ways to exercise. Staying active will help you release anxiety, if you’re stuck at
home, look online for exercise videos you can follow. There are many things you can
do even without equipment, such as yoga and exercises that use your own bodyweight.

6. Prayer helps us during a crisis. Devote a part of your day to quiet prayer and spiritual
reflection, find a comfortable place in your home to do this. Here are some websites
with prayer resources:

i. CAFOD Prayers for the Corona Virus Pandemic on their website

ii. The Catholic Bishops’ of England and Wales also have prayer resources on
their website:

iii. Information is also available on the Nottingham Diocesan website:

iv. More information about the Coronavirus, Public Worship, When Mass
cannot be celebrated publicly, Sunday Prayers & Readings, Making it a
Retreat and other Prayers during a time of ‘flu and illness can be found
at the Liturgy Office for England & Wales: