Coronavirus, School, and Prevention – Stay Safe

Coronavirus preventation 

Now that school is about to start, parents getting their kids ready for this new year and people gradually returning back to work, holiday season is now truly over. This is the time of the year where people especially kids start to have more human interactions again. As a result, this can lead to more bacteria being spread around. With the current coronavirus situation floating about I thought it would be a good time to remind us all about how to deal with flu again. Side note, New Zealand should be safe from the coronavirus as of February 2nd, foreign travellers who have left Mainland China will not be allowed in the country. That being said, there are still other germs and yucky stuff floating about.

  1. Wash your hands – Imagine all the stuff that we touch every day and the same object being touched by other people. We don’t know what the person before you who has touched the same object has. So to be safe wash your hands after you go to the bathroom, before and after you eat. Remember a rinse under the tap isn’t enough so use soap and give your hands a rub. After dry it thoroughly, especially between the fingers. Bacteria loves moisture so don’t give it a chance for it to grow. By washing our hands it can help prevent the spread of bacteria.
  2. Vitamin C – It is no secret that vitamin C can help with immunity. With a strong immune system it can prevent us from getting sick. This is because vitamin C helps your body stimulate more production of white blood cells which is designed to help your body to fight off bacteria. Plenty of fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C; oranges, kiwifruit, broccoli and berries are just a few. If you think you are not having enough or would like an extra boost, there are supplements available.
  3. Rest – Rest is the best way to cure any sickness. A lot of the time when we get sick is because our body is already weak, this makes it an easy target for bacteria to attack our body. The best way to rest is to sleep. While we are sleeping it provides an opportunity for our body to recover and strengthen. So it’s important to get 8 hours of quality sleep every day. There are several ways to improve on your sleep such as supplementation (ie magnesium) and staying off your screen 30 minutes prior going to bed. To know more about sleep quality check out our other blogs!
  4. Stay home – Stay home if you are sick! That’s the best way to prevent bacteria, viruses, and coronavirus being spread around the community. If you are home you can also get more rest to allow proper recovery too. If we can minimise the spread of the bacteria or virus, it will become less harmful and toxic. So do the community a good thing and stay home if you are feeling under the weather. This applies to kids as well, we don’t want other kids getting sick during this period of time.

Holiday season is now over and we are now getting back into the swing of our usual lives again. This makes us susceptible to getting sick as people around the world are coming back home now. Hygiene, vitamin C, rest and staying at home are just a couple of ways to keep you and the community safe. So follow the 4 advice mentioned above and stay safe!

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Bringing Back The Willpower

 

Willpower

 

For years, self-help authors have been writing about willpower. The most popular notion being that we start out with a set amount of willpower and as we perform tasks throughout the day, our level of willpower depletes until we no longer have any left for the day.

However, this doesn’t make sense when translated into reality. I’m sure you’ve had days where you got way more done than usual… Maybe you were left feeling energized to do more after. And then other days that were complete write-offs and you might as well have stayed in bed.

So why is it that 9/10 times when we make big promises to change for good, we end up right back where we started? Well, there are a few reasons:

  • Trying to introduce too much change at once
  • Never creating a solid action plan to work from
  • Not addressing the life patterns that keep old habits around

But mostly, down to its core, it’s about how we perceive willpower.

Improving your life requires change. You might be trying to lose weight, eat healthier, get to bed earlier, clear your overloaded inbox, etc. All this requires that you draw on your willpower to actually get it done.

So what is willpower exactly? Well, you may know it by other words: determination, drive, self-discipline, self-control, etc.

Essentially, it’s all the things that raise your heart rate and make you sweat a bit because you’re making yourself do something you don’t really want to do – even though you probably should.

We used to think that it was a limited resource that we would have to draw upon and as we used it would eventually run out, but the research tells us otherwise. Stanford researchers asked 153 students about their attitudes towards motivation and willpower. Those that believed that willpower was a limited resource felt drained and depleted after a difficult task. And those that felt that it was cumulative, meaning that it builds as tasks get done, did better on every following task. The mind works in mysterious ways.

 

So what does this mean for you?

 

Well it means that how you THINK about willpower translates to how you ACT. Your own self-talk and beliefs determine how you handle a difficult situation and can mean the difference between getting good or bad results out of it.

For example, if you can’t find the motivation to get to the gym, try to re-frame the situation. Tell yourself every time you get your butt into the gym, you’re more capable of doing other things like getting home and cooking a healthy meal. This way you feel more energized and empowered when making changes.

 

If you’re lost on how to approach this, here are some action steps:

 

  1. Ask yourself about your understanding of willpower. How do you think it works? Consider how you define it and how that affects your actions.
  2. Use this prompt (or better yet, make your own): Following through on my new habits makes me feel like I’m capable of anything.
  3. The next time you feel like you’ve run out of willpower, ask yourself how you can reframe what it means to you. What success have you already achieved and how can you draw energy from those successes?

If you mix your willpower in with some positive self-talk, self-compassion and social support (think accountability) you’ll be serving yourself some savoury success soup.

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