self isolation

Relationship challenges during lockdown 4: Supporting loved ones from a distance. BGR

As lockdown is easing and we are told we are heading towards flattening the curve. we have all endured the hardships of the pandemic in many ways. This virus brought with it the loss of many lives, we have all either faced a loss of a loved one or have had closed loved ones who …

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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation 13: Stronger together. BGR.

As the lockdown is beginning to ease in many areas across the world and we are preparing to go back in the world, there is so much we can take from the past few months that have shaped us a certain way. There are still measures that need to take place and things won’t be …

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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation 7: Identify and address your triggers

Being in lockdown for over two months has resulted in a roller coaster of emotions. And many of them don’t make any sense. Sometimes we can find peace with the long day ahead of us and other times it can seem daunting. Sometimes we can delve into full on baking, reading, knitting or making our …

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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation 6: Technology, best friend or worst enemy? BGN

During a time filled with so much uncertainty, no clear answers or deadlines and ever changing advice, it can be so easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious and worried. Technology has been a great way to stay in touch with loved ones through video calls and messages. Our phones and laptops and all the amazing apps …

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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation 5: The challenges of children and homeschooling. BGR

What we know for certain about schools reopening is that we really do not know much at all. There have been talks and plans about reopening schools for some years but until that time comes and the situation is reassessed we’re not sure about what is going to happen. What we do know is that …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 11: Accepting when others say “No”. BGN

It can be so easy to take a “no” personally. Particularly if your self esteem is low, or if your confidence levels need to be worked on. If you are someone that avoids the vulnerability of asking for help, receiving a “no” can really be internalised as rejection and instead of creating healthy boundaries that …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 10: Share personal information in an appropriate way. BGR

This boundary is something I have always stood by and fought for without actually understanding it’s importance until much later in my life. I have always been adamant in making sure that I protect the information of others and never indulge in details no matter who is asking. It’s not until later on I have …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 8: I am not responsible for others happiness. BGR

I truly hope you are all well and healthy during these trying times. While we are isolating and self distancing even when the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter, we need to seize the opportunity while staying at home to really focus on, and work to better our well being. Having …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 5: Understand we are always a work in progress. BGN

We can often be such harsh critics towards ourselves, and our inner voice can be unkind and judgemental. Sometimes the opinions of others are internalised on a detrimental level which can stop our growth and really affect our self esteem and confidence in many ways, big and small. This in turn can make us feel …

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