As we welcome September 2020, this month signifies a brand new beginning for many people. September always feels like a bit of a fresh start, but perhaps this year, a much more significant one than those before.
Although we are still living with the global pandemic that has impacted everyone’s lives in so many different ways, it seems we are all accepting and adapting to this ‘new normal’ and finding ways to manage our lives in a different way.
As we start this new month, here’s a few ideas and resources to help ease you in.
Be kind to yourself
Lockdown provided an opportunity to press pause on our lives in a way. You may have started new habits (positive ones, or not so positive!), re-evaluated your priorities or experienced significant life changing events with your health, work or family.
As you have the opportunity for some extra time or ‘head space’, maybe for the first time in months, take some time to reflect. Don’t be tempted to feel that pressure to be at full speed straight away.
Be kind to yourself and if you have the time and resources, think about what you can do to invest in yourself too. Re-connect with friends, take a walk alone, practice some mindfulness, or do some exercise.
Why not treat yourself to a massage, a time to really switch off and ease any stress and tension that may have built up within your body.
Thinking of trying something new and investing in your body? Our Pilates classes are a great way to strengthen, tone and stretch your body and a wonderful way of taking time out for you. We’ve created a COVID-Safe environment, so you can exercise with confidence.
Getting back to the gym & exercise
With the kids finally getting back to school, new routines on the horizon and confidence building, there’s finally time for exercise again. Since we re-opened in May, we have seen so many people who’ve returned suddenly to exercise with full gusto! The result of this is a surge in injuries. So, do take it slowly, don’t do too much, too often, too soon. Read more advice about getting back to the gym and exercise here.
Working from home
A lot of people are continuing to work from home and this is likely to become commonplace for many. Arrangements for working from home, may at first, have been seen as a temporary measure. But as this now becomes longer term reality, your desk, computer and work station set up becomes more and more important.
- Read our guide to working from home, for some top tips and advice.
- Arrange for an online video consultation with one of our team, where we can take a look at your set up ‘virtually’ and discuss any concerns or issues you may have and help find a solution.
Wherever you find yourself for the remainder of this year, we are here for you. With our years of experience, dedication and the highest quality care, we can help you get back to what you love.