Find new ways to stay in touch with your community and whānau. Help kaumātua to video chat through FaceTime or Skype. Give your aunty or workmate a call – it might make their day!
Stick to your whānau routines
During stressful times, routines are often forgotten. Sticking to your whānau routine will reduce anxiety and make life as predictable as it can be when there is uncertainty. Be kind to yourself if it can’t always be stuck to.
Take some time out
Give yourself a break and do something you enjoy – like getting some fresh air, listening to music, or having a hot shower.
Getting active is a great stress-buster. Explore your backyard, take in nature. Try a home workout in your living room or boogie to your favourite music. Calm your body by focusing on your breathing – try All Right's simple Hikitia Te Hā mindfulness activities.
Filter the media
Try limiting your media intake. Take a social media or digital detox. Stick to the facts on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
It's always okay to ask for help. For support with anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Mental Health Foundation also has some great advice and resources on their website.