Stay positive with our handy wellbeing guide
There is a wealth of handy tips, advice and information in our Coronavirus Wellbeing Guide with everything from virtual tours, to arts and culture, to guidance on how to ease anxiety and stress. We’ve chosen a few ideas from the guide to help you stay positive in these challenging times.
Lifting your spirits
If you are finding it difficult to keep your spirits up, why not limit your intake of news, watch a funny video or practice random acts of kindness? Check out nine practical ways to be positive. If you want to learn how to sort out your feelings if you’re feeling worried or have problems to tackle then there are free courses at living life to the full. A wide range of free courses on mindfulness, meditation and how to get a good night’s sleep are also now online.
Take a virtual tour
Hankering for a trip to a museum or art gallery? Then there is free access to more than 500 online offering virtual online tours. At Edinburgh Zoo online, the whole family can get closer to the animals with their live streams of pandas, koalas, tigers and penguins.Meanwhile at Chester Zoo they are celebrating the recent birth of an adorable baby okapi, Nia Nia. Don’t forget the underwater world too. The Georgia Aquarium has live cams so you can go under the sea at home.
Music and performance
Live shows may be on hold for now but there are full length concerts online, bands and artists streaming performances and you can even duet with a virtual community choir. A huge array of BBC radio stations, podcasts, playlists, mixes and more can be found at BBC Sounds.
Learn a new skill
Lockdown has encouraged many people to try new things – from learning a language to brushing up on craft skills. If you’ve always wanted to play the guitar, why not try a three-month course? Need a new skill? You can unlock a passion, side hustle or new professional skill with thousands of classes in design, business and more at Skillshare.
There are many more ideas and activities to explore in our guide.
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