The Wellbeing effects of a Routine article written by Octavia Chabrier
The Wellbeing effects of a routine
Keeping a daily routine is proving to be one of the best things we can do for our health and wellbeing. This is especially important right now, in such a challenging time. Studies have shown that routine helps us to feel secure, and stress and worry less, by sending a message to the brain that there are still many things within our control.
Many of us have not had access to our normal organised routines, such as physical, spiritual and community engagement activities, and have had to be creative and resilient in seeking alternative ways of connection and sticking to as many routines as possible.
Spend a few minutes thinking about what has been important for you over these past months in as far as your daily habits and routines and how they have helped and how you have adapted any in this pandemic.
Here are some Wellness routines that people have shared with us that they have been able to continue in some ways:
Daily walks, around the garden, street or retirement village. Gardening. Bowls, crosswords and book club. Cooking for family or neighbours Listening to music and watching movies. Phoning family or friends regularly. Worshipping and connecting with one’s spiritual practice. Sewing, mending and being crafty.
Spring is here and a good wellness tip is to find some gentle morning sun and sit in it whilst Reflecting on what strengths you’ve drawn on and how all your resilience and knowledge has helped you to manoeuvre this tricky year. Perhaps take a few minutes to think about the people, the phone calls, the food, the flowers – anything that has helped you, or that you have shared to help another over this time. Sometimes it’s the smallest thing – a ray of sunshine and a smile that has got you through strengths we have that we may have taken for granted.
Fathers Day 6th September
How to say ‘Father’ in other languages
|French||Père||Yiddish||Tatti or Tateh||Turkish||Baba or Papa|
|Hebrew||Abbah||Korean||Appa or Aboji||Afrikaans||Vader|
|Malaysian||Bapa||German||Vater or Papi||Dutch||Vader|
The Diversitat Aged Support Project – Time Capsule Arts Project
article written by Colin Speed
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown 2020 has changed everyone’s life dramatically living in Australia and their families and friends – and it is worth documenting this moment in time for future generations.
The Diversitat Aged Support staff have formed a project team to ensure as many clients, volunteers and staff can be involved in the Diversitat COVID-
19 Time Capsule 2020 as possible. We have produced a Journal to
capture your thoughts and creative images.
The journals will be placed in the Time Capsule and buried at the Healthy Living Centre in late November 2020.
It will be opened in 5 years’ time for others to understand what Isolation restrictions were like for us and what we did during our time of staying at home.’