Board Games and Card Games These are a good way of keeping ourselves mentally active. Though some may be aimed more at children there are also games out there for adults. With most of us having at least a pack of cards within the home you can play these with others in your household [...]
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Shop Local Many of our local shops and businesses are still open, with some now offering delivery services for people in isolation. They are in need of your business more than ever right now, so if you are able to use them, you will both be helping each other out. Here are some links [...]
Working From Home It is a new thing, working from home, for a lot of us including the staff at Lindengate. We have been finding some aspects challenging however there have been ways to make it easier. It may help to treat your working day like any other, by getting up at a time [...]
Sleeping Getting to sleep is something that many find difficult both initially getting to sleep and if woken throughout the night. It is something that can have a significant impact on our wellbeing as sleep allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information. One way which [...]
Smile Smiling is proven to lift your mood. So, smile to everyone you see whether you're walking, driving or even just putting your bins out. You may be the only person that they see today so spread some joy with a smile! Follow Lindengate on Facebook for regular updates about Lindengate@Home! [...]
Disconnect from Social Media Most of our lives involve a large amount of technology to keep us occupied. By contrast, activities at Lindengate aim to have a purely natural feel. Technology has allowed us to connect in lots of ways with people who we are not able to see face to face; however, it [...]
Pyjama Days With all of us now living in isolation, it is easy to stop looking after ourselves and our appearance, like staying in our pyjamas all day or not washing for several days. However, this is shown to have a negative impact on our mental wellbeing as we mentally associate pyjamas with sleeping [...]
Watching Nature on TV Why not bring nature to you by watching one of the many varieties of nature programs on offer? You can look at BBC Science and Nature for many different options or search your usual streaming service for 'nature'. Follow Lindengate on Facebook for regular updates about Lindengate@Home! [...]
Stargazing One thing in this time of change that has stayed the same are the stars. Stargazing is an easy activity that can be done both in and outdoors by looking up or out of your window. You can simply take in the view or try and learn the different constellations you can see. [...]
Apps and Podcasts The NHS has developed a positive thinking app for adults called 'Feeling Good: positive mindset'. There are also podcasts which offer advice on wellbeing such as 'Happy Place', 'The Mindful Kind', 'Liz's Wellbeing Journey' and many more. These can be available to you wherever and whenever, as you can download them [...]