It’s no fun being in the house all day, every day. Only the delivery person and occassional neighbour provide face-to-face human contact. If exercising in the outside world for thirty minutes is possible, its around the same place – no change of scenery.
I’ve been doing a shorthand version of the SMART technique this past month in lockdown. I’ve been what I call “SAG-ing”: Setting myself a Small Achievable Goal once a day.
The other day I went online with the goal of setting someone a wordsearch to do. I went to a site called “The Word Search”. (As they say, it is what it says on the tin.) The site’s “maker” page helped me.
I gave my wordsearch a title, added a small description of my design’s topic, and listed 30 words for my friend to look for. There was no need to grid the letters myself; the website did it for me.
Then it was my turn to complete the wordsearch made for me. It was good fun seeing who could do whose quicker.
Whatever you think of, let it be something do-able, requiring just enough effort to give yourself a sense of success. Here’s a link to a fellow brain injury survivor with her own tips for how to cope. Her name is Anne Johnston. (Approx. 9 minutes)
I will say that Anne refers to going to the gym’ and the online workouts that people are streaming. Not everyone is so nimble and co-ordinated to be able to do that. But I agree with her, it is important to physically exercise as much as possible.
No, not quite as in the picture. (This is part of Stanley Cohen’s study into how newspapers etc create “moral panics” by the media – the mods and rockers at Brighton, to be exact.)
No. Click here for some exercises for wheelchair users. By the groovy electropop beats and rythmn it’s a proper 1980s workout. It certainly looks dated. But it’s still worthy of a look.
Just to let you all know before signing off, I’m in the middle of an online course on e-counselling. Fingers crossed, I will soon feel fully competent at telephone and email counselling if not video. Obviously, I’ll let you know when.
Bye for now. And please stay safe!