Interesting times. One thing I can advise is that you are not in this alone.
I was finding myself really worrying the last week, struggling to fall asleep and really thinking of all the people in my life. BUT then I realised that I am not the only one having anxious and OVERTHINKING thoughts. In fact, the entire world is actually part of this. We are all struggling to make sense of what is happening at the moment. We are probably all having similar thoughts, so why not discuss them with each other? It is something everyone can relate to. I decided to change my train of thought, to what is actually important and how to make the most of it.
The first week I dove into helping the parents and learners with the work that needed to be completed before the “actual” holidays start (from tomorrow) and really made myself available to them.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance at this time so I decided to try new hearty homemade meal recipes. I made a chicken soup, fresh wraps, fresh salads or a healthy homemade banana bread. I researched things you can do at home and saved the ones you can do without needing to go to the shop (PINTEREST IS MY SAVIOUR). You would be surprised how many DIY things you will find online.
Try to keep to the same sleeping pattern, get at least 8 hours of sleep, shower in the morning, wash your face, brush your teeth, wear something comfortable that makes you feel good (even though you aren’t going anywhere) and have a little to do list for each day. Clean out your cupboards, clean the garage, the kitchen, organise your books or just make yourself a cup of tea and have a long conversation on the phone/tablet/laptop with a friend/family member you haven’t spoken to in a long time.
Really dive into your work and take the time to enjoy the silence of really being able to concentrate on what you need to do/accomplish.
I have always been an introvert, and this is something that comes easy to me, but it is harder, knowing that you should not/cannot leave your house.
Nonetheless, make the most of it. Treat yourself and try something new. Oh and … don’t forget to paint some Easter eggs 😉.
Bettina Herbert (Class Teacher of Grade 2a)
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Your DSP Team