I just want to see my mumSalla, 29 said: “It just seems so unfair and odd. It’s like the government is pushing us back to work with no regard for what we really want, which is to see our friends and family. I just want to see my mum; I haven’t seen her for eight weeks!” James, 29 said: “I’m so confused over the whole thing. Do this, don’t do that - then the next day a different message is sent out and we need to learn a new set of rules. It’s been a shambles and it’s taking a toll on my mental health. I am preparing to go back to work and I’m so worried because I’m not sure we are past the confusion and I don’t want to put my own health at risk. We at Kossie are not here to talk about politics, but we can help you to try to reduce your stress and be your best self, even in the face of these extremely tough, unprecedented times. Here’s how you manage your confusion over the new rules and soothe yourself.
#1 Breathe it outThere’s so much to be said for breath-work. If you feel the weight of the situation starting to drag you down, try some breathing exercises to ground you and help reduce the physical symptoms of stress, such as increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure. Afterwards, you will feel so much better - promise.