Whether it’s a flatmate who believes coronavirus isn’t real or a partner who refuses to stay at home, protecting yourself can be challenging when those around you refuse to do the same.
Try these 3 steps to help them understand your concerns.
Encourage them to use trustworthy information sources like the World Health Organization (WHO) instead of sensationalised news or social media.
Avoid the temptation to exaggerate, use emotional blackmail or pass judgement on the person’s behaviour. You're more likely to put forward a solid argument if you stick to facts.
Practise what you preach. People are more likely to appreciate your point of view if your actions consistently match your words.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. -- Henry Ford
If your anxiety levels have risen since the pandemic began, click play to hear a clinical psychologist's thoughts on how to best tackle fear and anxiety.
How are you sleeping at night? Like a baby? Or do you toss and turn, wake up early or still feel tired in the morning?
Whether you realise it or not, being under stress or changing your normal routine can often have a big impact on your sleep. If you'd like to start sleeping better, why not try the Sleepio app to see if it can improve your sleep during lockdown?
It allows you to assess your current sleep, set a goal and build a programme to help you reach that goal.