Looking after your wellbeing

Ideas to look after your wellbeing if you find yourself at home for a period of time:

  • If your stay at home is planned then be prepared. For example buy personal essential food and household items in advance. If you should need further items, pre-arrange for someone to pick them up for you or get them delivered
  • Order the right amount of repeat prescriptions and at the right time, about a week before you run out
  • Keep your room temperature comfortable. If you have a fever, be careful not to overheat
  • Keep your windows open to let in fresh air. Get natural sunlight if you can by spending time in your garden if you have one
  • If you are able to, keep moving around, even when confined indoors. Move every hour to keep joints and muscles working and to boost circulation
  • Have regular meals. Try and have at least one hot meal a day
  • Eat healthy balanced meals and drink enough water to stay hydrated. Visit our healthy eating pages or the NHS for resources and information on eating well
  • Visit our Self-Management information if you have a long-term health condition. The courses will help you learn some self-care tips.  You can learn how to:
    • develop a healthy sleep pattern
    • manage pain and fatigue
    • manage stress, anxiety and difficult emotions
    • manage shortness of breath
  • Have a back up plan to support you in case of an emergency e.g. list of emergency contact details
  • Be careful of scams. For further information visit Trading Standards
  • Look out for volunteering opportunities. Use your interests and passions to help others. You can still do this online whilst you are staying at home
  • Relaxation – use relaxation techniques such as breathing or meditation exercises. Some people prefer to listen to their favourite music or use visualisation techniques. Find a place where you feel calm, confident and in control.  Visit the Road to Wellbeing for further information
  • Visit our information on seasonal wellbeing.  Find out how to keep well during the colder winter months and hotter summer months.