It’s week 7 of The Change Room Game Plan for Wellbeing and we hope you are enjoying the challenges so far. The good news is that we are almost out of this current lockdown period - there is a plan in place to re-open and it will be here sooner than we think. Today our Founder, Matt Elliott, talks with Dr Ali Walker about how we can improve our self-awareness and become more intentional by using the one thing we have plenty of right now and that is the time! Prior to the current lockdown restrictions our time, for most, was dictated by our routines; getting ready for work, taking kids to school, exercising and after school activities. Routines provide structure around our physical and mental wellbeing. It’s time to break those unconscious lockdown habits and create new intentional routines to help us set some new boundaries and maintain health and wellness.
Prior to embarking on this week’s challenge, ask yourself “How do I want to feel at the end of the day?” Having good routines can mean the difference between feeling good or not so good at the end of the day.
Take advantage of the current circumstances and look at some skills or areas in your life that you want to improve – here’s how
Develop self-awareness around your routines
Take note of what you are eating, drinking, movement, TV/Netflix/screen time and implement structure as you would in a usual pre lockdown day. Reflect on how you feel at the end of the day.
2. Where is your area of greatest discomfort?
Identify one area that you want to improve most and spend 5 -10 mins a day practising that skill
Reflect on how it felt and take notes on how you think you are improving. It will get easier the more you practice
Fill your weekly calendar with work, chores to do around the home, free time, exercise, hobbies. This will help build structure and keep you motivated
Think about a skill that you would like to improve on, whilst you have the time, maybe look at some free courses
Think about how improving on this skill now help you in the future
Best of luck and have a great week.