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5 Things To Do For Yourself Today

By Hatien Van, contributing writer at #ProjectDisplaced

We are all in this together. This is a line that is played back to us constantly and sometimes when you are in the moment, you need to pause and reflect what you need to do for yourself.

If you lost your job due to government restrictions or a downturn in business due to COVID19, there is one key thing you can do for yourself today. Manage your energy levels. This is something you have in your control when everything at the moment seems out of your control!

Boost your energy levels, release some endorphins, focus on your breath, lower your stress levels — give yourself the confidence to be centre your mind and body.

Here are 5 things to do for yourself today to stay positive.

Can you spare 5, 10 or 30 minute each day to a daily practice of meditation? Associated with reducing stress, increasing focus and improving your sleep quality. Focus on the pace of your breathing, slow down thoughts and be present in your meditation practice.

Some popular free meditation apps to choose include Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer and Smiling Mind.

We are staying at home to keep the community safer. Next time you have a free 10–60 minutes, instead of watching television or scrolling through your social media feed reconnect with a friend or family member.

Be it via video call or voice call seeking out new advice or looking for a laugh, spending time to get a new perspective on life is good for the soul.

Being socially connected via Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and the like provides a great platform to reach out to your network about work opportunities, insights to current or new industries. Take the time to learn from industry leaders how to navigate next job opportunity. There are plenty of professionals willing to offer a spare 30 minutes out of their day.

It’s important to block out some time out of your day for some physical activity to keep your heart healthy, reduce stress levels and focus on your breathing. Whether it’s a 10 minute walk around the block, a yoga session online or 7 minute guided workout there is no shortage of exercise choices.

There are plenty of fitness apps to choose from including MyFitnessPal, Keep it Cleaner, Runkeeper and C25K.

While it’s difficult time you are going through, this situation is temporary. You can use this time to reset and re-evaluate your situation. Whilst reviewing your current situation, use the time to learn a new skills, TAFE NSW currently has a number of free online courses ( which offers practical skills and experiences across different industries.

As a community, we are doing our best to support each other and at Project Displaced we are happy to be your extended support network consisting of professionals which can offer job advice and support. Feel free to drop us a line.

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Hatien Van is a results driven Marketer with over 15 years of experience bringing customer experiences to life for Retail, Financial Services, Automotive and Lifestyle brands, and is generously donating her expertise and editorial talent to Project Displaced.

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