Blog: Pandemic Wellbeing

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Happy weekend to you all.

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and also managing to keep safe. The reports of how the pandemic has once again escalated is certainly worrying in many respects.

It is understandable if you are finding the current situation difficult to process. Here in England we are not in a lockdown (well, at least at the time of writing on 18 December) but covid cases are at a record high. Many of us are faced with a dilemma – we can generally go ahead with most of our plans (legally), but is going ahead the right thing to do?

It is a difficult question and it is very understandable that this could play on your mind. It might come down to the question of just because we can do something, it doesn’t mean we should do it. In these circumstances I believe it is important to put yourself and your own wellbeing first. If someone is pressuring you to attend an event or do something that is making you feel uncomfortable, do not be afraid of saying no. I feel saying no can be one of the best tools we can do to protect our wellbeing.

My personal approach, at the moment has to try and find a balance between living my life and trying to protect myself/stay safe during the latest covid surge.

I do not have all the answers, nor would I tell someone what to do in the current circumstances. What might be the right answer for you might not work for another person. I am writing this blog purely to acknowledge that we live in difficult times with the latest surge in the covid pandemic.

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