connect, grow & thrive.

Coronavirus – Coping Tips with Dr. Brandi.

We sat down with Dr. Brandi Eijsermans to discuss how to deal with the extended period of confinement that we are all facing.

Remember the three pillars to well being:

Sleep – a good night sleep is essential to feeling good

Eat Well – it is so tempting to just turn to comfort junk food in these times. Try and be conscious about eating a healthy balanced diet.

Exercise regularly – whether indoors or outdoors get those feel good hormones kicking in.

Recalibrate: Assess what work for you and your family during this time. Ditch the things that stress you and highlight the things that make you feel good.

Anxiety is felt differently by everyone, recognise and accept that not everyone may feel the same as you. Allow everyone room to express themselves but also be respectful of their limits.

Resources:

Our resources:

Mental health Initiative

Volunteering & Get Help Platform

Apps

Relaxing:

BREATHE2RELAX

BELLYBIO

TACTICAL BREATHER

BREATHE KIDS

Apps to help with sleep

SLEEPIO

CBT-i COACH

SLEEP CYCLE ALARM CLOCK

DREAM EZ

DEEP SLEEP

iSLEEPEASY

SLUMBER FOR SLEEP

SOUND SLEEP – Background noise for sleep

Apps for daily mental & physical health

DAY ONE – journaling app.

COLORFY

SWORKIT – One example of many free exercise apps

POSITIVE ACTIVITY JACKPOT

MOMENT – Helps to pause before tech use (news too)

Websites

Stay safe and well!

charlie.hartmann@livinginluzern.swiss

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.

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