Engage – Life during Coronavirus
CREATE A WEEKLY SCHEDULE TO STAY ON TOP OF THINGS
Now that we all need to stay at home, it is imperative that we redefine our rituals and maintain a structure and a routine in our day by creating a timetable for ourselves.
Take a look at these ideas here if you need inspiration for your schedule.
You can then create a weekly schedule with the days listed horizontally across the top and the time vertically down the left side (like this one) and fill it in with what you decided to do when. If you like, you can display the schedule on your wall where you can see it and remember your plans.
If you live with a partner, your family or flatmates you can create a household schedule together because it’s important that everyone is included in this agreement.
You can begin by having an honest and open discussion today. Here are a few questions to get you started:
- How do you want to begin and end your weekdays and weekends?
- What do you expect of yourself and others during the day (e.g. work commitments, chores, exercise, playtime, etc.)?
- What activities would you like to spend time doing together as a couple/family/flatmates?
- How can you rely on each other to connect?
- What do you each have to do for yourselves when you need some space and privacy?
Don’t forget to take a look at these ideas here if you need inspiration for your household schedule.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Patapia Tzotzoli founded My Psychology Clinic where she gained her reputation working as Clinical Psychologist with clients on one to one basis in London and worldwide via online therapy. She specialises in adult mental health and couples therapy. Studied at the universities of East London, Oxford and Cambridge and trained at the Institute of Psychiatry where she worked across world-renowned NHS Trusts.
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